The Memorial of Saint Tarasios of Constantinople
Saint Tarasios 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 OrdersBishops who became Saints
Saint Tarasios of Constantinople brief life History
|Date of Birth||730 AD|
|Country of Birth||Turkey in Europe|
|Profession||Hierarch, Bishop and Confessor|
|Place of Work||Constantinople, Turkey|
|Date of Death||25 February 806|
|Place of Death||Constantinople|
|Feast Day||18 February|
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Saint Tarasios of Constantinople Short life History
Saint Tarasius of Constantinople was also known as Tarasio, Tarasios
Born to the Byzantine nobility. Consul and then Secretary of State to Emperor Constantine IV and Empress Irene. Though a courtier in the most political of empires, he led the life of a monk. Unanimously chosen Patriarch of Constantinople; Tarasius said that he could not accept such a trust when his see was cut off from full commuion with Rome, which had happened under his predecessor.
He convoked a Council on 1 August 786 to settle the dispute of the use of holy images, but Iconoclasts rioted, and the Council was reconvened in 787 in Nicea; the Council determined that the Church was in favour of images, and the Pope approved.
Tarasius lived an ascetic life, eating simply and little, sleeping little, reading, praying, working for the Church. When the emperor put away his wife and got a priest to “marry” him to a servant, Tarasius condemned the action and was briefly imprisoned for his defiance.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
Saint Tarasios of Constantinople died on 25 February 806 of natural causes. His relics preserved in the church of San Zaccaria, Venice, Italy