Menas of Constantinople
Saint Menas of Constantinople
|Patriarch of Constantinople|
|Died||25 August 552|
|Venerated in||Eastern Orthodox Church|
Roman Catholic Church
St. Menas (Minas) (Ancient Greek: Μηνάς) (? – 25 August 552) considered a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church, was Patriarch of Constantinople appointed by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I in 536. Pope Agapetus I consecrated him to succeed Bishop Anthimus, who was a monophysite. He took a position against Origen. He was excommunicated in 547 and in 551 for taking positions counter to those held by the Pope; but in both cases the sentence of excommunication was quickly lifted. Menas' patriarchy represents the greatest extent of papal influence in Constantinople.
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Mennas". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
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