Book of Saints – Meletius – 4 December


(Saint) Bishop (December 4) (3rd century) The historian Eusebius (a personal friend of this Saint Meletius) relates that he gained his name of Meletius, derived from “mel Atticum,” by reason of his great eloquence. He describes him as perfect in all things and resplendent with every virtue. He was a Bishop in Pontus, near the coast of the Black Sea, and took refuge with Eusebius in one of the persecutions so frequent in his time. Saint Basil also speaks of the esteem in which Saint Meletius was held by all. He seems to have died in his own city before the close of the third century.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Meletius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 May 2015. Web. 29 January 2020. <>