June 5 – Constantine of Kiev; Boniface of Crediton

Constantine, Metropolitan of Kiev (d. 1159), was sent by Grand Prince Yuri to get the Seal of Approval™ from the Ecumenical Patriarch to become the Metropolitan of Kiev. It seems Yuri’s predecessor Izyaslav had forced the bishops of Russia to elect Schemamonk Clement as metropolitan without Constantinopolitan approval. (Not all the bishops acceded, bless their… Continue reading June 5 – Constantine of Kiev; Boniface of Crediton