Leonides of Alexandria
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
|Feast||22 April (by Catholics)|
According to the Christian historian Eusebius, Leonides' son was the early Church father Origen. In the same passage Eusebius tells us that Leonides was martyred during the persecution of the Roman emperor Septimus Severus in the year 202 AD.
Name of Leonides' wife is unknown, but she bore at least six children after Origen.
Leonides catechized his children well. Origen attempted to follow his father in martyrdom, but he was detained by his mother - she hid his clothes so that Origen couldn't leave the house.
The Catholic feast of Leonides is celebrated on April 22.