Baring-Gould’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Atticus, Patriarch of Constantinople


(A.D. 425.)

[Roman Martyrology, that of Usuardus and the German Martyrologies. Authorities for his life, very numerous: Socrates, Sozomen, Synesius, Palladius, Photius, Nicephoms, Zonaras, etc.]

Atticus, a man of gentle spirit and conciliatory manners, succeeded Saint Chrysostom in the see of Constantinople. He, at first, refused to admit the name of his predecessor into the diptychs; but was afterwards moved to yield, in accordance with the Latin Church, which refused communion with the see of Constantinople till the righteousness of the cause of the great Chrysostom had been acknowledged. Atticus was engaged in correspondence on this subject with Saint Cyril of Alexandria, who vehemently resented the admission of the name of Chrysostom, till he also yielded at the instance of Isidore of Pelusium.

MLA Citation

  • Sabine Baring-Gould. “Saint Atticus, Patriarch of Constantinople”. Lives of the Saints, 1897. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 December 2019. Web. 25 January 2021. <>