Saint Germanus of Constantinople

detail from an antique Italian holy card of Saint Germanus by Constantinopleby Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Son of a Senator Justinian of Constantinople. Priest. Bishop of Cyzicus. Attended the Synod of Constantinople in 712, and may have briefly agreed to the teaching of the Monothelite heresy supported by the emperor. Patriarch of Constantinople in 715. Opposed the Monothelites and then the iconoclasts and their mentor, emperor Leo the Isaurian. Forced to resign his position in 730 and sent into exile. Several of his writings, including homilies and hymns, have survived.




Additional Information


When we show reverence to representations of Jesus Christ, we do not worship paint laid on wood: we worship the invisible God in spirit and in truth. Saint Germanus

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Germanus of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 January 2019. Web. 10 May 2021. <>