Book of Saints – Metrophanes

detail of an icon of Saint Metrophanes of Byzantium, date unknown, artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiArticle

(Saint) Bishop (June 4) (4th century) Believed to have become Bishop of Byzantium about A.D. 313. There is a tradition that the admiration cherished by Constantine for his virtues and merits had not a little to do with the choice made by that Emperor of Byzantium, henceforth Constantinople, as the seat of his government. Saint Metrophanes had suffered imprisonment during the persecution under Diocletian, but his Episcopate at Constantinople was a peaceful one. He was unable on account of his infirmities to take part in the great Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325), and died in that same year.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Metrophanes”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 November 2015. Web. 8 December 2019. <>