Member of the imperial patrician class. One of a group of ten Catholic Christians who tried to defend an image of Jesus over the Brazen Gate of Constantinople from an attack by Iconoclasts during the persecutions of emperor Leo the Isaurian. The group of was seized by soldiers, condemned by judges for opposing the emperor, and martyred.
- “Saint Maria of Constantinople“. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 November 2014. Web. 26 February 2015. <>