Book of Saints – Melitina


(Saint) Martyr (September 15) (2nd century) A Martyr of Marcianopolis in Thrace who suffered under the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the Philosopher, about the middle of the second century. She appears to have previously been zealous in doing her best to spread Christianity, and so to have attracted special attention. She was severely scourged and beheaded. Her remains were taken for burial to the Isle of Lemnos in the AEgean Sea by a devout Christian, who, falling ill during the voyage, was shortly afterwards interred at her side.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Melitina”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 May 2015. Web. 17 February 2019. <>