Book of Saints – Evagrius of Constantinople


EVAGRIUS of CONSTANTINOPLE (Saint) (March 6) Bishop (4th century) When (A.D. 370) the See of Constantinople had been vacant for twenty years, usurped by Arian intruders, the Catholics seized a favourable moment and elected Evagrius, a personage otherwise unknown to history. A few months later he was driven out by the Emperor Valens and died in exile. His merits were such as to entitle him in the opinion of his contemporaries to the honour of canonisation.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Evagrius of Constantinople”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 January 2013. Web. 27 November 2020. <>