Posts tagged ‘Died in Constantinople’

Saint Eutychius of Constantinople

Saint Eutychius of ConstantinopleAlso known as

  • Eutichio

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The son of Alexander, a general in the imperial Byzantine army of Belisarius. Monk at Amasea in Pontus (in modern Turkey) at age 30. Archimandrite of a monastery in Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey). Patriarch of Constantinople from 552, nominated by Justinian the Great and confirmed by Pope Vigilius. With Apollinarius of Alexandria and Domnus III of Antioch, he called and led a council from 5 May to 2 June 553 to deal with the Three-Chapter Controversy, and Eutychius composed the decree against the Chapters. He consecrated the re-building of the Hagia Sophia church in 562.

Beginning in 564, Eutychius came into theological conflict with emperor Justinian who began to believe the Aphthartodocetae who taught that Jesus’s body was incorrupt, not subject to pain, and thus that he was not fully human as well as fully God. Bishop Eutychius began to speak and write against this heresy, which led to his arrest, while celebrating Mass, on 22 January 565. Justinian tried to have a show trial, but Eutychius refused to cooperate, which led to him being exiled for over 12 years.

In October 577, with the support of emperor Justin II, Eutychius was recalled and resumed his seat as patriarch of Constantinople. He was welcomed back to the city by Christians who were so happy to see him that there was a festival and banquets; the Communion line at his first Mass lasted six hours. Toward the end of his life, Eutychius got it into his head that the return of Christ would be spiritual, with no physical return, which is heretical, but he later returned to orthodox thinking on the matter. A surviving biography of his life was written by his chaplain, Eustathius of Constantinople.

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  • c.512 in Theion, Phrygia

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eutychius of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 April 2019. Web. 11 December 2019. <>

Saint Dominica of Constantinople

Also known as

  • Dominica of Carthage
  • Dominique…

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Raised in a pious family, when she was grown Dominica slipped away from her home and took ship to Alexandria, Egypt. There she lived with four pagan women, whom she converted to Christianity, and then lived the rest of her days as a prayerful, ascetic recluse. Reported to have the gift of prophecy.

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  • c.395 in Carthage, North Africa (modern Tunis, Tunisia)

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Dominica of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 January 2019. Web. 11 December 2019. <>

Saint Cyrus of Constantinople

Also known as

  • Ciro
  • Cyr
  • Kyros

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Monk in Amasra and Paflagonia. Bishop and patriarch of Constantinople, c.705. He helped prevent the new emperor from exacting some of the revenge against his political opponents. Deposed from his see in 712 when Emperor Filippico took the Byzantine throne, he spent his final years as a monk at the Chora Abbey in Constantinpople.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Cyrus of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 December 2018. Web. 11 December 2019. <>

Saint Tharasius

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  • Father of the Poor

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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.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Tharasius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 11 December 2019. <>

Blessed Romanus of Athos

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  • Romanus the Neomartyr
  • Romanos…

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A pius and illiterate man, following a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands, Romanus sought spiritual direction at the monastery of Saint-Sabas on Mount Athos. He then returned to Thessalonica where he pubicly confessed his Christianity in front of Muslim Turks. Romanus was condemned to serve as a galley slave for this crime, but was later ransomed, regained his freedom, and spent more time in spiritual retreat on Mount Athos, this time at the Kavsokalyvia monastery. Again feeling a call to witness to Muslims, he travelled to Constantinople where he proclaimed his faith to the Muslim Turks. This time his crime led to torture and execution. Martyr. He is especially venerated in the Eastern churches.

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  • “Blessed Romanus of Athos“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 January 2017. Web. 11 December 2019. <>

Saint Gregory of Crete

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Grew up a shepherd on the island of Crete. Lived as a prayerful beggar in Jerusalem for 12 years. Became a monk in Rome, Italy. Friend of Saint Michael the Confessor. He accompaned Saint Michael to Constantinople where he spent his remaining days as a monk.

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  • “Saint Gregory of Crete“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 January 2017. Web. 11 December 2019. <>

Saint Julian of Constantinople

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One of a group of ten Christians who were arrested, tortured and executed for defending an icon of Christ in defiance of orders from Emperor Leo the Isaurian.

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  • “Saint Julian of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2016. Web. 11 December 2019. <>

Saint Marcian of Constantinople

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One of a group of ten Christians who were arrested, tortured and executed for defending an icon of Christ in defiance of orders from Emperor Leo the Isaurian.

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  • “Saint Marcian of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2016. Web. 11 December 2019. <>

Saint Mary of Constantinople

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One of a group of ten Christians who were arrested, tortured and executed for defending an icon of Christ in defiance of orders from Emperor Leo the Isaurian.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mary of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2016. Web. 11 December 2019. <>

Saint Daria of Constantinople

Also known as

  • Daretia

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  • 19 July (Martyrology Hieronymianum)

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Martyr.

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  • “Saint Daria of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2016. Web. 11 December 2019. <>