Married. Noted scholar in literature, philosophy and Biblical studies. Widower. Monk. Bishop of Melitene, Armenia at age 30. Had a special ministry to the poor. Diplomat, sent by the Byzantine emperor to Persia to handle difficult negotiations. Corresponded with Saint Gregory the Great. Spiritual director of the emperor.
- c.602 in Constantinople of natural causes
- relics transferred to Melitene, Armenia (modern Malatya, Turkey)
- “Saint Domitian of Melitene“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 January 2017. Web. 21 January 2017. <>