Saint Nikita (Nicetas) the Confessor, Archbishop of Apolloniada
Commemorated on March 20
Saint Nikita (Nicetas) the Confessor, Archbishop of Apolloniada, was noted for his profound knowledge of Sacred Scripture, and was as well a pious and kindly man. During the reign of the Iconoclast emperor Leo the Armenian (813-820), the saint stood up firmly for the veneration of holy icons, and so was exiled and died imprisoned.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.