Saint of the Day – 13 January – Saint Leontius of Caesarea (Died 337) Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia. Leontius died in 337 of natural causes. He is sometimes called “the Angel of Peace.”
The Roman Martyrology states today: “At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, St Leontius, the Bishop, who strongly opposed the Gentiles under Licinius and the Arians, under Constantine.”
Leontius was childhood friends with St Gregory the Illuminator (c 257 – c 331) “Apostle to Armenia” and “Father of Armenia.” Later in life, Leontius would Consecrate Gregory as the First Patriarch of the Armenians.
St Gregory here: https://anastpaul.com/2019/09/30/saint-of-the-day-30-september-saint-gregory-the-illuminator-c-257-c-331/
Leontius attended the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and was highly praised in the writings of Saint Athanasius (297-373) the Archbishop of Alexandria, a Father and Doctor of the Church. He was known to the Greeks by the spiritual title “the Angel of Peace.”
St Leontius died in 337 of natural causes.