Saint Germanus of Constantinople
- 12 May
- Senator at Constantinople.
Bishop of Cyzicus.
Patriarch of Constantinople in 715.
Opposed the iconoclasts and their mentor, emperor Leo the Isaurian.
Forced to resign his position in 730 and sent into exile.
Several of his writings, including homilies and hymns, have survived.
- c.732 at Platonium of natural causes
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- When we show reverence to representations of Jesus Christ, we do not worship paint laid on wood: we worship the invisible God in spirit and in truth.
- Saint Germanus