Book of Saints – Macarius of Constantinople


(Saint) (April 1) (9th century) The Abbot of a great monastery near Constantinople, renowned for learning and virtue, and favoured by Almighty God with the gift of healing. His zeal for the Catholic Faith was so ardent that the Iconoclast Emperor Leo the Armenian singled him out as the special object of his fury. He was put to the torture and detained in prison until the death of the tyrant. Michael the Stammerer, successor of the latter, banished him to a neighbouring island, where he died about A.D. 830.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Macarius of Constantinople”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 November 2014. Web. 22 September 2021. <>