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)
- “Saint Nectarius of Constantinople“. Saints.SQPN.com. 10 October 2014. Web. 1 February 2015. <>