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Saint of the Day – 14 June – St Methodius of Constantinople

Saint of the Day – 14 June – St Methodius of Constantinople – Monk and and Patriarch of Constantinople (born in the 8th century at Syracuse, Sicily – 847 of natural causes).

St. Methodius worked for unity and reconciliation in the Eastern Church and, served as the Patriarch of Constantinople for the last five years of his life.

Born in Syracuse, he first felt the call to enter religious life while in Constantinople, where he had gone to seek a position at court.   He left for the island of Chinos, where he built a monastery and started a monastic community.

However, his time at the monastery was short-lived since he was summoned by the Patriarch of Constantinople to help govern the diocese and create unity after a debate broke out on the use of icons in worship.   While in Rome seeking the Pope’s help, he was exiled for seven years.   He returned as patriarch in 842 and continued to work for unity.

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