(Melantius) (Saint) Bishop (January 16) (4th century) A holy Bishop of a town on the borders of the desert separating Egypt from Palestine. He was one of the sufferers from the predominating influence of the Arian heretics at the Court of Constantinople, and like other Catholic Bishops underwent imprisonment and banishment during the reign of the Emperor Valens. After the death of the latter (A.D. 379) Melas was restored to his people, and died peacefully among them, some time in the reign of Theodosius. The historian Sozomen alleges that he knew Saint Melas personally, as also the latter’s brother and successor, Saint Solon.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Melas”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 May 2015. Web. 17 January 2017. <>