This calendar of saints is drawn from several denominations, sects, and traditions. Although it will no longer be updated daily, the index on the right will guide visitors to a saint celebrated on any day they choose. Additional saints will be added as they present themselves to Major.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

May 12 -- Feast of Saint Germanus

Germanus was the Patriarch of Constantinople during the reign of Emperor Leo the Isaurian. Leo was an iconoclast, but at least he had the decency to exile Germanus rather than kill him for his defense of icons.

In truth, the selection of this particular saint had much to do with Leo's title "Isaurian." How cool is that? In fact, that's Leo, not Germanus, at right.

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