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
- “Saint Metrophanes of Byzantium“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 November 2015. Web. 27 May 2016. <>