Patr. of Constantinople from 536. At the beginning of the Three Chapters' Controversy (543) he subscribed to the Imperial Edict and forced his suffragans to do the same. On their complaining to Pope Vigilius, Menas was excommunicated for a short time in 547 and again in 551. Feast day, 25 Aug.
Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.