February 22, 2020

Saint Blaise, Pope of Rome?

St. Blaise of Rome (Feast Day - February 22)


Archpriest Blaise was seen to be great,
Having appeared on the throne in this world.

Saint Nikodemos the Hagiorite has Saint Blaise as a Pope of Rome for commemoration on February 22, but there was never a Pope of Rome named Blaise, therefore his identity is unknown to us. Whether there is an error in his name, in his office or in his location is unknown. We are told he reposed in peace.