Commemorated on April 21
Patriarch of Constantinople, was born in Rome from wealthy and pious
parents. Upon coming into the means he arranged for tombs for burial of the
dead, glorified by sanctity of life.
Saint Maximian was a
plain man and he loved to live removed from worldly vanity. For his pure and
virtuous life, at Constantinople Patriarch Sisinios (426-427) ordained him
presbyter. Upon the deposing from the Constantinople throne of the heretic
Nestorius (428-431), the monk-presbyter was elevated onto the patriarchal
throne on 25 October 431, during the rule of the holy emperor Theodosius the
The holy Patriarch
Maximian died peacefully on 12 April 434, on Great Thursday.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.