August 9, 2017

Saint Constantine I, Patriarch of Constantinople (+ 677)

St. Constantine I of Constantinople (Feast Day - August 9)

Saint Constantine I succeeded John V as Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in the year 675. Prior to this he was Deacon and Skevofylax of the Great Church of Christ. Constantine is referred to as a traveler of Thrace and Macedonia, and is characterized as a great man and prudent clergy. He is especially honored for fighting against the heresy of Monothelitism. He reposed in the year 677.