6. Of ALEXANDRIA (4).
A monk who flourished about the commencement of the sixth century. Cave improperly places him in the seventh.
He belonged to that branch of the Monophysite body called Theopaschitae, and is known by his controversy with Themistius, another Theopaschite monk, who is charged with having broached the heresy of the Agnoetae, a sect so called from their affirming that Christ knew not the time of the Day of Judgment. Theodore attacked Themistius in a work of which Photius has given an account.
As in this controversy Theodore was on the same side as the orthodox Church, it was probably by some other writing that he incurred the condemnation of the emperor Justinian, as mentioned by Facundus. (Phot. Bibl.
Cod. 108; Facundus Hermian. Pro Defensione trium Capitulorum,
lib. 2. c.3; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. vi. p. 794, vol. x. pp. 372, 710; Cave, Hist. Litt.
ad ann. 601, vol. i. p. 573.)