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Commemorated on February 20th

St Leo, Bishop of Catania in Sicily

20th Feb saints

St Leo was from Ravenna in Italy, and lived during the reign of Leo the Wise and his son Constantine Porphyrogenitios (end of the ninth and beginning of the tenth centuries). He struggled especially against the paganism and sorcery still prevalent in those regions.

Dismissal Hymn (Fourth Tone)

The truth of things has revealed you to your flock as a rule of faith, an icon of meekness, and a teacher of temperance; for this cause, you have achieved the heights by humility, riches by poverty. O Father and Hierarch Leo, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion (Second Tone)

With songs let us all crown him who was dedicated to the Lord from infancy, and who from his swaddling bands received grace from God, even Leo, the luminary and defender of the Church; for he is her support.