Book of Saints – Germanus of Constantinople

detail from an Italian holy card of Saint Germanus of Constantinopleby Bertoni, date unknownArticle

(May 12) (Saint) Bishop (8th century) The son of a famous Senator, from being Bishop of Cyzicus he was raised to the Patriarchate of Constantinople (A.D. 715). With undaunted courage he resisted the Monothelites and the Iconoclasts, even refusing to publish the Imperial Edict (A.D. 725), by which the honouring of Holy Pictures was interdicted. In consequence, he was banished, and died in exile (A.D. 733).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Germanus of Constantinople”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 May 2016. Web. 21 September 2017. <>