Bishop Photius of Constantinople (Istanbul) (AD 891)

Photius was born into a Christian family in Constantinople. He received an excellent education and served in the Senate. Photius served twice as the the bishop of Constantinople from 858 to 861 and from 878 to 886. In 864, Photius baptized Bulgaria’s prince Boris, and Bulgaria converted to Christianity. In 862, Photius sent Cyril and Methodius on a mission to the Slavic people where they preached the love of Christ in their own language and translated the Bible into Slavonic. Photius died in 891.