St. Theophanes

Theophanes was born in Constantinople around the year 758. When he was only three, his father, who was the governor of the isles of the Archipelago, died. His mother died soon after and Theophanes came under the guardianship of Emperor Constantine Copronimus. At the tender age of twelve he married; however, by mutual consent they never consummated their marriage. In 799, the couple decided to separate to pursue the religious life. His wife went to a…

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