St. Atticus of Constantinople Biography
|Date of Birth||4th century|
|Country of Birth||Armenia of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Bishop|
|Profession||Priest, Archbishop of Constantinople|
|Place of Work||Constantinople|
|Date of Death||November 5 425|
|Place of Death||Constantinople|
|Feast Day||January 8|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre congregation|
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Saint Atticus of Constantinople’s Life History
Atticus was born in Sebaste, Armenia. He received his education in his birth place from Macedonian monks and in turn, grew up to embrace monastic life, adopting the orthodox faith, got ordained as a presbyter and grew to develop a good reputation for himself as a force of good.
He was popular for being one John Chrysostom’s greatest foes as he had a hand in disposing him from his see in Constantinople leading to John’s expulsion on June 10 404 AD. After being succeeded by Arsacius, Atticus took over from the late Arsacius and began to work to win over Chrysostom’s loyal followers.
He faced oppositions from Chrysostom’s schism which was holding open meetings until Chrysostom’s name was given its place on the register of the public prayers of the Church of Constantinople.
He was known to combat repressing heresy in Constantinople and was even acknowledged with the title, “The true successor of Chrysostom”, by Pope Celestine I. He was known to be severe to his foes but later embrace them gently once they came to an understanding.
He was highly regarded for his charity and piety and is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
He is said to have died on November 5 425 AD.
Saint Atticus of Constantinople’s Birth
He was born in Sebaste, Armenia.
Saint Atticus of Constantinople’s Death
He died on November 5 425 AD in Constantinople.
He was educated by the Armenian Macedonian monks of his time that lived near his area.
Atticus was appointed Archbishop of Constantinople.
He was canonized pre-congregation.
He is venerated in the Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Saint Atticus of Constantinople’s Feast Day
His feast day is celebrated on January 8.