Saint Eutychios, Patriarch of Constantinople
Born in Theia Kome of Phrygia, St Eutychios was the son of illustrious parents, from whom he received a pious upbringing. He studied in Constantinople, and became a monk in a certain monastery of Amasia. In 552 AD, he was chosen Patriarch of New Rome, but was exiled in 565 AD as a result of the machinations of the Origenists. In 577 AD he was restored to his throne and reposed on April 6, 582 AD.
Dismissal Hymn (Fourth Tone)
The truth of things has revealed you to your flock as a rule of faith, an icon of meekness, and a teacher of temperance; for this cause, you have achieved the heights by humility, riches by poverty. O Father and Hierarch Eutychios, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Kontakion (Fourth Tone)
O divine Eutychios, to all that praise you, you gave abundant gifts of holy joy and grace divine from that which God has bestowed on you, O rightful namesake of blessed prosperity.
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