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Menas of Constantinople

Name  Menas Constantinople

Menas of Constantinople CatholicSaintsInfo Blog Archive Saint Menas of Constantinople

Menas or Mennas or Minas or Mina (Ancient Greek: Μηνάς), a Christian saint was appointed by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I as Patriarch of Constantinople in 536. Pope Agapetus I consecrated him to succeed Bishop Anthimus, who was a monophysite. He took a position against Origen. He was excommunicated in 547 and in 551 for taking a positions counter to that held by the Pope; but in both cases the sentence of excommunication was quickly lifted. The Patriarchy of Minas represents the greatest extent of papal influence in Constantinople.

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His feast day in both the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches is observed on August 25.

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Menas of Constantinople Wikipedia


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