Book of Saints – Alexander – 28 August


ALEXANDER (Saint) Bishop (August 28) (4th century) The first Bishop to preside over the See of Constantinople, after its change of name from Byzantium. During the stormy period of the struggle of the Church against the Arian heresy, he, ably supported by his namesake of Alexandria, was a resolute champion of the Catholic Faith. He assisted at the Council of Nice; and, though threatened with banishment, persisted in his refusal to allow Arius to communicate with the Church of Constantinople. The awful death of Arius is regarded as a response to the Saint’s prayer for deliverance from his machinations. Saint Alexander is commemorated by the Greeks on August 30. He died at a ripe old age A.D. 340.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Alexander”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 May 2012. Web. 29 September 2020. <>