Saint Acacius Agathangelos of Melitene

Also known as

  • Acacius
  • Acacius of Hither
  • Achates
  • Achatius
  • Agathangelos
  • The Good Angel
  • The Wonder Worker



Bishop of Hither, Asia. Arrested in the persecutions of Decius and brought before the imperial tribunal for the crimes of Christianity and refusing to sacrifice to idols. His defense of the faith so impressed the judges that they set him free. Because of his arrest and his willingness to die for the faith he is often listed as a martyr, but he apparently survived the persecutions.


  • c.251 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Acacius Agathangelos of Melitene“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 March 2010. Web. 25 July 2017. <>