Monday, October 21, 2019

Saint of the Day – 14 June – Saint Methodius I of Constantinople

The Memorial of Saint Methodius I of Constantinople

Saint Methodius I of Constantinople Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNot Married who became Saints

Saint Methodius of Constantinople brief life History

Date of Birth 8th century
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from March 4, 843 to June 14, 847
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 847 AD
Place of Death Constantinople, (Istanbul Turkey)
Feast Day 14 June
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
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Saint Methodius I of Constantinople Short life History

Saint Methodius I of Constantinople educated in Syracuse, Sicily. While in Constantinople to seek a position at court, he felt the call to enter the religious life. He built a monastery and started a monastic community on the island of Chinos. Soon after finishing construction, Methodius was summoned by the Patriarch of Constantinople to help govern the diocese.

The Eastern Church was debating the use of icons in worship and as tools to bring the faithful closer to God. Methodius and the Patriarch of Constantinople worked against the iconoclasts, and together suffered nearly as much abuse as the images. They worked to unify and reconcile the sides. Methodius travelled to Rome, Italy to seek the Pope’s help; during his absence, he was exiled. After seven years, he returned as Patriarch of Constantinople in 842, and continued to work for unity.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Methodius I of Constantinople was born in the 8th century at Syracuse, Sicily and died in 847 of natural causes

Saint Methodius I of Constantinople
Saint Methodius I of Constantinople