- Father of the Poor
Ninth century patriarch of Constantinople. A man of great learning and personal piety, he led his flock through the Iconoclasm heresy, and worked against the cruel empress Irene. Pope Adrian I addressed an epistle to him in support of his work against the Iconoclasts. In addition to problems with the heretics, he was endlessly in trouble with the Byzantine courts and mobility for denouncing their vices and worldly ways.
- “Saint Tharasius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 February 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>