Born in Theia Kome of Phrygia, Eutychius 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 he was chosen
Patriarch of New Rome, but was exiled in 565 as a result of the machinations
of the Origenists. In 577 he was restored to his throne and reposed
on April 6, 582.
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
The truth of things hath revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith, an
icon of meekness, and a teacher of temperance; for this cause, thou hast
achieved the heights by humility, riches by poverty. O Father and Hierarch
Eutychios, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Kontakion in the
O divine Eutychius, to all that praise thee, thou dost give abundant gifts
of holy joy and grace divine from that which God hath bestowed on thee, O rightful
namesake of blessed prosperity.
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