Metrophanes of Constantinople

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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Metrophanes''' was the Bishop of Byzantium from 306 to 314.  He was the first [[patriarch]] of [[Constantinople]], and his [[feast day]] is [[June 4]].  He reposed in 325.
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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Metrophanes of Constantinople''' was the Bishop of Byzantium from 306 to 314.  He was the first [[patriarch]] of [[Constantinople]], and his [[feast day]] is [[June 4]].  His father (Dometius) and brother (Probus) also served as bishops of Byzantium.
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It has been said that [[Constantine the Great]], moved by Metrophanes' piety, was inspired to choose Constantinople as the new capital of the Eastern Empire.
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Due to poor health, Metrophanes was unable to participate in the [[First Ecumenical Council]], and reposed in 325.
  
 
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==External link==
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*[http://www.ec-patr.gr/list/index.php?lang=en&id=26 Biography of Metrophanes] at the official site of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
  
 
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Our father among the saints Metrophanes of Constantinople was the Bishop of Byzantium from 306 to 314. He was the first patriarch of Constantinople, and his feast day is June 4. His father (Dometius) and brother (Probus) also served as bishops of Byzantium.

It has been said that Constantine the Great, moved by Metrophanes' piety, was inspired to choose Constantinople as the new capital of the Eastern Empire.

Due to poor health, Metrophanes was unable to participate in the First Ecumenical Council, and reposed in 325.

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Metrophanes of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Probus
Patriarch of Constantinople
306 – 314
Succeeded by:
Alexander
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