Sunday, October 20, 2019

Saint Meletius of Antioch – Saint of the Day – February 12

Saint Meletius of Antioch Biography

Saint Meletius of Antioch Profile. Born: 4th century in Turkey, Europe. Worked in Syria. Died: 381 AD in Istanbul, Turkey. Feast Day is celebrated on February 12.

The Memorial of Saint Meletius of Antioch – Saint of the Day

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
Profession Missionary work
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.

St. Meletius of Antioch
St. Meletius of Antioch