Saint Leonidas of Alexandria

Also known as

  • Leonides

Memorial

Profile

Wealthy and pious layman. Father of seven sons, the eldest of whom was the philosopher Origen, whom he raised and taught. Philosopher and rhetorician. Imprisoned and martyred by command of Laertus, Governor of Egypt. All his property was confiscated, and his family reduced to complete poverty until they were “adopted” by a wealthy Christian woman.

Died

Canonized

Patronage

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Leonidas of Alexandria“. Saints.SQPN.com. 6 November 2014. Web. 22 December 2014. <>