Saint Germanus, who was from Constantinople, was born to an illustrious family,
the son of Justinian the Patrician. First he became Metropolitan of
Cyzicus; in 715 he was elevated to the throne of Constantinople; but
because of his courageous resistance to Leo the Isaurian's impious
decree which inaugurated the war upon the holy icons, he was exiled
from his throne in 715. He lived the rest of his life in privacy, and
reposed about 740, full of days. The fore-most of his writings is that
which deals with the Six Ecumenical Councils. He wrote many hymns also,
as is apparent from the titles of many stichera and idiomela, among
which are those for the Feast of the Meeting in the Temple.
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
O God of our Fathers, ever dealing with us according to Thy gentleness: take
not Thy mercy from us, but by their entreaties guide our life in peace.
Kontakion in the
Let us the faithful duly praise the most wondrous and sacred pair of hierarchs,
even Germanus together with the godly Epiphanius; for these righteous Saints
of God burned the tongues of the godless with the sacred teachings which they
most wisely expounded to all those who in Orthodox belief do ever hymn the
great myst'ry of piety.
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