archbishop of CRETE, was a native of Damascus.
He was first a monk at Jerusalem, whence he is called in some ancient writings " of Jerusalem" (Ἱεροσολυμίτης
, ὁ Ἱεροσολύμων
), then a deacon at Constantinople, and lastly archbishop of Crete. His time is rather doubtful, but Cave has shewn that he probably flourished as early as A. D. 635. (Hist. Lit. sub ann.
) In 680 he was sent by Theodorus, the patriarch of Jerusalem, to the 6th council of Constantinople, against the Monothelites, where he was ordained a deacon.
Some Iambics are still extant in which he thanks Agathe, the keeper of the documents, for communicating to him the acts of the synod.
It seems to have been soon after this council that he was made archbishop of Crete.
A doubtful tradition relates that he died on the 14th of June, 724. (Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
xi. p. 64.)
Homilies, Triodia and other Hymns
The works ascribed to him consisted of Homilies, and Triodia and other hymns.
There is great doubt as to the genuineness of several of these works.
These were published by Combefisius, Par. 1644, fol.
, and in his Actuar-Nov, Par. 1648. A " Computus Paschalis," ascribed to Andreas, was published in Greek and Latin by Petavius. (Doctr. Temp. vol. iii. p. 393.)