Book of Saints – Aemilian – 8 August

Saint Aemilian of CyzicusArticle

(Saint) Bishop (August 8) (9th century) The Menology of Basil ascribes to this holy Bishop of Cyzicus all the qualities and virtues of a perfect pastor of souls, emphasises his zeal for the Orthodox Faith and enlarges especially on his fearless denunciation of the Iconoclasts. He was brought before the Emperor Leo the Armenian, subjected to many indignities, and died in exile (A.D. 820). Cyzicus, standing on the island of the same name off the Southern shore of the Sea of Marmora, was one of the most important of the Greek cities in Asia Minor, a great Christian centre, and boasted of a succession of fifty-nine Bishops.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aemilian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2016. Web. 18 December 2017. <>