- Feeder of Orphans
Wealthy noble Roman citizen. He first surrendered his position to become a priest, and then gave away his worldly wealth to the poor and lived to work for his parishioners. When Emperor Constantine the Great transferred the capital of his empire from Rome to Constantinople, Zoticus went along. There he built a hospital for the poor and orphans. He preached the orthodox faith against the heretical Arian Emperor Constantius, for which preaching he was martyred.
- “Saint Zoticus of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 December 2016. Web. 19 January 2017. <>