Hieromartyr Leontius Of Tsarevo

Bishop Leontius (von Vimpfen) was consecrated Bishop of Petrovsk on December 16/29, 1916, where he remained until May 6/19, 1917. On September 5/18, 1917 he became Bishop of Enotayev. In 1918 he was temporarily administering the Astrakhan diocese. In the same year he became Bishop of Tsarevo. On June 23 / July 6, 1919 he was killed, thrown into a hole and refused a burial.

(Sources: Protopresbyter Michael Polsky, The New Martyrs of Russia, Montreal: Monastery Press, 1972, p. 75; M.E. Gubonin, Akty Svyateishago Patriarkha Tikhona, Moscow: St. Tikhon's Theological Academy, 1994, p. 979)

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