February 6 – Photios of Constantinople and Vedast of Arras

Photios of Constantinople (820–893) was a government official when Emperor Michael III overthrew the regent (his mom) with the help of his uncle Bardas (her brother). Bardas’s irregular (ahem) relationship with his widowed daughter-in-law led to his excommunication by Patriarch (St.) Ignatius, who was then forced to resign. Photios, commended by his holiness (or his… Continue reading February 6 – Photios of Constantinople and Vedast of Arras