Under cover of a storm, they opened the city-gates to their allies and proceeded to murder Ananus the high priest, and, against the verdict of a formal tribunal, Zacharias the son of Baruch in the midst of the Temple.
Modern seminaries were established first in Breslau by Zacharias Frankel (q.v.) and later in other cities.
In 741 Pope Zacharias made him legate, and charged him with the reformation of the whole Frankish church.
From the time of the abdication Pippin was sole master; and in 751, after consulting Pope Zacharias, he took the title of king and removed the feeble Childeric to a monastery.
According to the historical compilation which passes under the name of Zacharias Rhetor, he also wrote a treatise on the faith.