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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Saint Paul of Constantinople

Easter: June 7th


Also known as Paul the Confessor. Chosen Archbishop of Constantinople in 336. For supporting orthodox Christianity against Arianism, he was exiled to Pontus in 337. He returned in 338, but the Arians again exiled him, this time to Trier, Germany. He returned c. 340, but Emperor Constantius clapped him in chains and exiled him to Mesopotamia. He returned in 344, but was exiled to Cukusus, Armenia. To prevent another return he was eventually imprisoned, starved and murdered. He never stopped trying to get to his diocese and tend to his parishioners, but spent most of his time as archbishop in exile. Martyr. Died strangled to death in 350 in Cukusus, Armenia

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