The feast day of St. Flavian is celebrated on December 22.
St. Flavian became the Patriarch of Constantinople after the death of Patriarch Proclus. It was a time of great turmoil in the church. St. Flavian convened a Local Council at Constantinople to discuss the heresy of Eutyches, which believed Jesus was Divine but not human.
When Eutyches persisted in his belief, he was excommunicated from the Church. Chrysathius, a friend of Eutyches, defended him and won his equital and the condemnation of Patrizrch Flavian.
Flavian suffered sever beatings and then he was chained and sentenced to banishment.
St. Flavian suffered martyrdom in August, 449.
Let us who are about to greet
the birthday of the Lord
clean our consciences.
Quote of St. Maximus of Turin; Feast day June 25
December is the Month of the Divine Infancy