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Saint of the Day: February 17th - St Flavian

Butler'sLivesoftheSaints Today is the feast day of Saint Flavian of Constantinople. Ora pro nobis. Nothing is known of Saint Flavian before his elevation to the episcopate save that he was a presbyt…More
Butler'sLivesoftheSaints Today is the feast day of Saint Flavian of Constantinople. Ora pro nobis.
Nothing is known of Saint Flavian before his elevation to the episcopate save that he was a presbyter and skeuophylax or sacristan, of the Church of Constantinople, and noted for the holiness of his life. (2)
His succession to St. Proclus as bishop was in opposition to the wishes of the eunuch Chrysaphius minister of Emperor Theodosius, who sought to bring him into imperial disfavour. He persuaded the emperor to require of the new bishop certain eulogiae on the occasion of his appointment, but scornfully rejected the proffered blessed bread on the plea that the emperor desired gifts of gold. Flavian’s intrepid refusal, on the ground of the impropriety of thus disposing of church the treasures, aroused considerable enmity against him.
In 448 Flavian had to condemn the rising heresy of the monk Eutyches, who obstinately denied that Our Lord was in two perfect natures after His Incarnat…More