March 13 – Nicephorus of Constantinople; Euphrasia of Constantinople

Nicephorus of Constantinople (ca. 758–829), after his iconodule father was scourged and banished (to Nicea) (horrors!), went into politics, becoming a cabinet secretary. He attended the Seventh Ecumenical Council in 787, at which icon use was officially reintroduced for officially the last time. Worn out from counciling, he retired to a monastery he had founded… Continue reading March 13 – Nicephorus of Constantinople; Euphrasia of Constantinople