The letter for today’s post is F, and that means our saint for today is St. Flavian of Constantinople:
Flavian (or Phlabianus) (died August 11, 449) was Archbishop of Constantinople from 446 to 449. He is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
Flavian was the guardian of the sacred vessels of the great Church of Constantinople and, according to Nicephorus Callistus Xanthopoulos, was reputed to lead a saintly life, when he was chosen to become Archbishop of Constantinople.
Here are a few facts about St. Flavian, drawn from his wiki:
- He was highly regarded by Pope Leo the Great, and wrote him a letter before learning of Flavian’s death
- At a Council in Ephesus he was violently attacked at a church council, and later died from his injuries
- Because of the nature of his death, in opposition to the heretic Eutyches, he was later declared a saint by the church