Leontiy Saint

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Saint Leontiy (birth date unknown, Kyiv – 1073, Rostov, now the city in the Russian Federation) – Bishop of Rostov.

Saint Leontiy propagated Christianity in the territory of the Rostov-Suzdal Principality in the 11 th c. He was born in Kyiv (possibly was of Greek origin); in his young years was a monk in the Kyiv-Pechersk Monastery; in 1051 was episcopized and got the cathedra in Rostov. Built the Church of the Archangel Michael in Rostov. The apostolic deed of Saint Leontiy ended with martyrdom at the hands of pagans in 1073. His relics were invented incorruptible during the laying of the foundation for a new Rostov cathedral in 1164.

Canonized in 1190–1194. The day of memory of St. Leontiy is June 5.