Today the Church commemorates our father among the saints Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople. The date commemorates the translation of his relics to the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople in A.D. 451 by the Empress Pulcheria. He had died of the injuries he received in the riot terminating the ‘Robber Synod’ of 449, where he was unjustly condemned for heresy.
His story is one part of the struggle over the natures of Christ, whether two or one, which racked the Church until it was finally resolved at the Fourth Œcumenical Council held at Chalcedon in October 451. The story is told in my blog entry of 3 July 2017 for St Anatolius of Constantinople, which see.
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