Saint Nectarius of Constantinople

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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.

Born

  • Tarsus, Cilicia (in modern Turkey)

Died

Canonized

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nectarius of Constantinople“. Saints.SQPN.com. 10 October 2014. Web. 26 December 2014. <>