Saint Ignatius of Constantinople
- Also known as
- 23 October
- Son of the Byzantine emperor Michael I.
Imprisoned for political reasons in a monastery in 813 by Leo the Armenian; there he learned and joined the religious life, taking the name Ignatius.
Patriach of Constantinople in 842.
Fought corruption in civil and religious life, even in the highest offices; refused communion to Bardas Caesar due to his acts of incest.
Because of his high standards, Ignatius was exiled from 858 to 867, but eventually returned in triumph.
- c.799 in Constantinople as Nicetas
23 October 877 of natural causes
relics in the church of Saint Michael, Constantinople
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
New Catholic Dictionary
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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