Posts tagged ‘Died in Turkey’

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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  • “Saint Eutychius of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 April 2019. Web. 19 January 2020. <>

Saint Agathamerus of Mysia

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Martyr. No other information has survived.

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  • “Saint Agathamerus of Mysia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 March 2019. Web. 19 January 2020. <>

Saint Donatus of Nicomedia

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Martyr. No other information has survived.

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  • Nicomedia, Bitynia (in modern Turkey)

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  • “Saint Donatus of Nicomedia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 March 2019. Web. 19 January 2020. <>

Saint Victor of Heraclea

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Martyr.

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  • Heraclea, Thrace (in modern Turkey)

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  • “Saint Victor of Heraclea“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2019. Web. 19 January 2020. <>

Saint Castus of Heraclea

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  • Heraclea, Thrace (in modern Turkey)

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  • “Saint Castus of Heraclea“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2019. Web. 19 January 2020. <>

Saint Gregory of Narek

Saint Gregory of NarekAlso known as

  • Grigor Narekatsi
  • Gregorio di Narek

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Grigor, the son of Bishop Khosrov Andzevatsi, was descended from a line of scholars and churchmen, and was educated by his father and Anania Vartabed, abbess of Narek monastery. He and both his brothers became monks as young men. Gregory excelled in music, astronomy, geometry, mathematics, literature and theology. He was ordained a priest in 977 in his mid-20’s. He lived most of his life in the Narek monastery, where, for his entire adult life, he taught theology in the monastic school. His writings began with a commentary on the Song of Songs, which was commissioned by an Armenian prince, but continued through his life with letters, poems, hymns, music, and essays. Many of his prayers are included in the Divine Liturgy celebrated each Sunday in Armenian Churches around the world, and his masterpiece is considered to be his Book of Lamentations, which has a theme of man’s separation from God, and his quest to reunite with Him; it has been translated into at least 30 languages. He is one of the greatest figures of medieval Armenian religious thought and literature, and has been declared a Doctor of the Universal Church.

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  • “Saint Gregory of Narek“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 February 2019. Web. 19 January 2020. <>

Saint Cosconius of Nicaea

Also known as

  • Cosconi
  • Cosconio
  • Cosconium

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Martyr.

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  • “Saint Cosconius of Nicaea“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 January 2020. Web. 19 January 2020. <>

Saint Zeno of Nicaea

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  • Zenone
  • Zenonis

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Martyr.

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  • “Saint Zeno of Nicaea“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 January 2020. Web. 19 January 2020. <>

Saint Melanippus of Nicaea

Also known as

  • Melanippi
  • Melanippo
  • Melanuhfôs
  • Meliufos

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Martyr.

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  • “Saint Melanippus of Nicaea“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 January 2020. Web. 19 January 2020. <>

Blessed Enrico Comentina

Blessed Enrico ComentinaAlso known as

  • Enrico of Asti
  • Henry…

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Born to the nobility. Papal auditor. Bishop of Negroponte. Papal legate in Asia Minor where he worked for the union of Greek and Latin Churches. Patriarch of Constantinople in 1339. Negotiated an alliance between King Hugh IV of Cyprus and the Knights Hospitaler against the Turks in 1342. Pope Clement VI appointed him papal legate in the crusade against Smyrna. Martyred while celebrating Mass.

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  • “Blessed Enrico Comentina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 January 2019. Web. 19 January 2020. <>