Saint Menas of Constantinople

detail of a 14th century fresco of Mina, Patriarch of Constantinople; artist unknown; northern wall of the nave of the northern wing of the Gracanica Monastery, Kosovo, Serbia; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Mennas
  • Mina
  • Minas



Superior of the hospice of Saint Samson in Constantinople. Patriarch of Constantinople, ordained and consecrated by Pope Saint Agapetus in 536 to replace Anthimus who had fallen into the monophysite heresy. Led the synod of Constantinople in 536. Consecrated the church of Hagia Sophia. Subscribed to the Edict of the Emperor Justinian condemning the documents known as the “Three Chapters” for which he was excommunicated by Pope Vigilius in 551; he immediately submitted to papal authority.




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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Menas of Constantinople“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 February 2019. Web. 15 January 2021. <>