Mennas of Constantinople

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Our Father among the saints '''Menas, Patriarch of Constantinople''', (also '''Mennas''') is remembered by the Church  on [[August 25]].
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==Life==
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Saint Menas was at first a presbyter and supervisor of the Home of St Sampson, a hospitable for the poor and needy in Constantinople during the reign of St [[Justinian I]].
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Because of his profound virtue and firm confession of Orthodoxy, he became to be [[Patriarch]] of [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]].
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Early in 536 St. Agapitus I, [[Pope]] of [[Church of Rome|Rome]] came to Constantinople to depose the [[heretic]] Anthimus, while there he participated in the [[consecration]] of MenasLater in 547, during the Three Chapters controversyPope Vigilius arrived at Constantinople, and cut Mennas off from communion for four months. Mennas retorted by striking the pope's name off the [[diptychs]]. They soon reconciled, but in 551 Mennas was again, for a short time, excommunicated by Rome.
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The holy Patriarch Menas ruled the Church of Constantinople for sixteen years. During his patriarchate at Constantinople, the famous [[Hagia Sophia (Constantinople)|Church of Hagia Sophia]], the Wisdom of God, was consecrated. The saint died peacefully in the year 552.
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==External link==
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102397 St Menas the Patriarch of Constantinople]- [[OCA]] Website
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*[http://www.ec-patr.org/list/index.php?lang=en&id=55 Menas] - [[Church of Constantinople]] website  
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