Saint Meletius of Antioch Biography
Saint Meletius of Antioch Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||4th century|
|Country of Birth||Turkey of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Bishops|
|Place of Work||Syria|
|Date of Death||381 AD|
|Place of Death||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Feast Day||February 12|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
St. Meletius of Antioch Biography
St. Meletius of Antioch was born to a wealthy family. He was the Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia in 358 AD following the toppling of an Arian Bishop. However, the Arian priests demonstrated and forced Him to exile. He was then chosen the Bishop of Antioch in Syria after the city bishop had relocated to Constantinople.
The Arians in the diocese demonstrated and Melitius was exiled three times making returns in 362, 367 and 378. He was supported by Saint Basil of Caesarea while he was in exile. In 379 AD, he called a council at Antioch to formally introduce orthodox Nicene Christianity as a proper institution of faith.
He baptized and ordained Saint John Chrysostom and was consecrated Saint Gregory of Nazianus as a bishop in Constantinople in 381 AD.