Saint Metrophanes of Byzantium

detail of an icon of Saint Metrophanes of Byzantium, date unknown, artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Son of Dometius, a convert, priest and bishop of Constantinople around the fourth century; nephew of Emperor Probus. Bishop of Constantinople following his father and older brother in the position. Metrophanes’ reputation for profound holiness and virtue is believed to have convinced Emperor Constantine the Great to make Constantinople the capital of the Empire.


  • 325 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Metrophanes of Byzantium“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 November 2015. Web. 25 November 2015. <>