Evagrius of Constantinople

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Evagrius (died c. 380) was bishop of Constantinople for brief periods in 370, and possibly 380.

Little is known about Evagrius. In 370, the Arians elected Demophilus to fill the bishopric vacancy after the death of Eudoxius. The Nicene Christians and the deposed bishop of Antioch Eustathius chose Evagrius for that see;[1] but a few months later he was banished by the emperor Valens, and remained in exile until his death.[2]

Some sources claim that he was elected a second time in 379 or 380, after the expulsion of Demophilus by emperor Theodosius I[citation needed].


  1. Eusebius. "14: The Ariansordain Demophilus after the Death of Eudoxius at Constantinople; but the Orthodox Party constitute Evagrius his Successor.". Hist. Eccl. IV.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Eusebius. "15: The Emperor banishes Evagrius and Eustathius. The Arianspersecute the Orthodox.". Hist. Eccl. IV.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by
Archbishop of Constantinople
Disputed by Demophilus

Succeeded by
Gregory I Nazianzus the Theologian