New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Flavian


Martyr (449), Bishop of Constantinople, died Hypmpa, Lydia. His election was opposed by Chrysaphius, minister to Emperor Theodosius. At a council of Constantinople, 448, Eutyches, a relative of Chrysaphius, was accused of heresy and excommunicated by Flavian. Later the emperor called the Robber Council at Ephesus, under Dioscurus, Flavian’s rival. Flavian, who had no voice in the proceedings was condemned and deposed, and Eutyches was declared free from heresy. As a result, Flavian was so ill-treated that he died within three days. At the Council of Chalcedon, 451, the Acts of the Robber Council were annulled and Flavian eulogized as a martyr. Relics at Giulia Nova (Apulia), and one of his arms at Recanati. Feast, 18 February.

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  • “Saint Flavian”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 January 2013. Web. 2 August 2021. <>