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  • Tarasius of Constantinople

    St Tarasius (730 – 806) was born the son of a high ranking judge in Constantinople, Turkey. He became an administrator, progressing to the post of imperial secretary to Emperor Constantine VI and his mother, Empress Irene. At the age of 54, St Tarasius was appointed Patriarch of Constantinople. Although a layperson, he was well…