Saint Tarasius - Patriarch of Constantinople (750-806).
Tarasius was born at Constantinople in the middle of the eighth century, of a noble family. He was chosen, by the unanimous consent of the court, clergy and people to succeed to the Patriarch of Constantinople. The life of the holy Patriarch Tarasius was a model of perfection for his clergy and people. The holy man gave up his soul to God in peace after governing his church for twenty-two years in great purity of life, on the 25th of February, 806.
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