August 30 – Alexander of Constantinople; Pammachius

Alexander of Constantinople (ca. 240–340), the last bishop of Byzantium and the first Patriarch of Constantinople (everybody sing: “It’s Constantinople, not Byzantium. . .”) represented his predecessor Metrophanes, who was too old to travel, at the First Council of Nicea. Metrophanes’ will specified that Alexander should succeed him, and he did. Alexander apparently spent his… Continue reading August 30 – Alexander of Constantinople; Pammachius