The Holy Martyr Leonidas.

Commemorated April 22 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

The father of Origen, he suffered for Christ in Alexandria in 202. First, by imperial decree, all his goods were confiscated and then he was condemned to death. Origen wrote to his father in prison: 'Father, do not worry about us, and do not flee from martyrdom on our account.'

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK

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