This Saint, who was from Ravenna in Italy, lived during the reign of Leo the
Wise and his son Constantine Porphyrogenitus (end of the ninth and
beginning of the tenth centuries). He struggled especially against
the paganism and sorcery still prevalent in those regions.
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
The truth of things hath revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith, an
icon of meekness, and a teacher of temperance; for this cause, thou hast
achieved the heights by humility, riches by poverty. O Father and Hierarch
Leo, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Kontakion in the
With songs let us all crown him who was dedicated to the Lord from infancy,
and who from his swaddling bands received grace from God, even Leo, the luminary
and defender of the Church; for he is her support.
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