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Alexander of Constantinople


Who is Alexander of Constantinople?

Alexander of Constantinople: Saint Alexander of Constantinople was bishop of Byzantium and the first Archbishop of Constantinople. Information from the Synaxarion mention that Alexander was originally from Calabria in Italy and his parents were George and Vryaine. From very young he was given to God and stayed in a Monastery, where he cultivated virtue and became a good labourer of God's commands. He was granted divine visions, while for twenty days he stayed completely fasting. But he also stayed naked for four years and fell into thousands of problems because of attacks of the Saracenes. In this way, he lived many years travelling around Greece with his pupils Vitalius and Nicephorus.

  • born in (1779 years ago)
  • died in (1679 years ago) in Constantinople

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Google previewThe Protestant Theological and Ecclesiastical Encyclopedia (1860)

by Johann Jakob Herzog

A letter to Alexander of Constantinople, written after the banishment of Arius, is found in Theo- ...

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