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Leontius from Vanand (Lewond, Łewondē[o]s), a disciple of Mesrop Mastoc and Sahak, is a Christian martyr whose martyrdom allegedly took place in 454 CE. He was executed for participating in the Persarmenian resistance against the Persian decree of de-Christianization.

Leontius as a Disciple of Mesrop and Sahak

Koriun mentions Leontius in his Life of Mesrop (20): between 423 and 425 CE, …

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Hartl, Martina, “Leontius”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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