St. Nectarius was native of Tarsus of Kilikia, divine and holy in his
life, and politically high-ranked. In the 2nd Ecumenical Council, after
the resignation of St. Gregory the Theologian and the condemnation of
the heretical Patriarch Maximus, he was unanimously elected by the
people, the clergy and the emperor Theodosius, Patriarch of
Constantinople, eventhough he was a layman and, in fact, not yet
baptised. Having shepherded the Church in great devoutness, he
completed his life peacefully. The following Patriarch Arsacius was
also from Tarsus, and was a brother of Nectarius.
His memory is kept on the 11th of October.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Venerable brother hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, It is deeply moving for us to join you in spirit and in prayer as you commence the deliberations of your meeting. We assure you of our personal wholehearted prayers and the sincerest wishes of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read more...
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