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Methodius was born in Syracuse, Sicily during the last decade of the eighth century to wealthy parents, who sent him to Constantinople to further his education and to obtain an appointment to the imperial court. On arriving in Constantinople, Methodius was persuaded by a [[monk]] to follow a [[monasticism|monastic]] life. He entered a [[monastery]] on the island of Chios, where eventually he became the [[abbot]].
succession| before=[[John VII of Constantinople|John VII]]| title=[[List of Patriarchs of Constantinople|Patriarch of Constantinople]]| years= 843-847 | after=[[Ignatius of Constantinople|Ignatius]]}}
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=101719 OCA: St Methodius the Patriarch of Constantinople]
*[http://www.serbianorthodoxchurch.net/cgi-bin/saints.cgi?view=881223730334 Methodius I of Constantinople]
Saints|Methodius]][[Category: Bishops|Methodius]][[Category: Patriarchs of Constantinople |Methodius]]