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.
Posted by Tom Major at 1:39 PM