Born to the imperial Roman nobility, the son of a senator of Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey). Imperial magistrate. Bishop of Constantinople in 381; even though Necatrius was married and a yet un-baptized Christian catechumen layman, his piety and skills were obvious. One baptized, ordained, consecrated and properly installed as bishop, Nectarius proved a capable and zealous bishop, fighting against Arianism.
- Tarsus, Cilicia (in modern Turkey)
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Ecumenical Patriarchate
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Nectarius of Constantinople“. Saints.SQPN.com. 12 October 2013. Web. 20 April 2014. <>