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Africans In Europe - Medieval Art History: Saint Demetrios. Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki (Greek: Άγιος Δημήτριος της Θεσσαλονίκης) was a Christian martyr, who lived in the early 4th century. During the Middle Ages, he came to be revered as one of the most important Orthodox military saints, often paired with Saint George. His feast day is 26 October for Christians following the Gregorian calendar and 8 November for Christians following the Julian calendar.
Saint Nestor the Martyr of Thessaloniki
Holy Martyr Nestor (AD 306 Thessalonika) was converted to Christianity by Holy GreatMartyr Demetrios. At that time, a gladiator brutally killed Christians for the emperor's amusement. Saint Nestor wanted to defeat him in the arena. Saint Demetrius blessed him, and he killed the gladiator. For this, the emperor had Saint Nestor beheaded and Saint Demetrios speared to death. (Oct 27)
Holy, Glorious Dēmḗtrios the Myrrh-gusher of Thessaloniki
The son of a Roman proconsul, Holy GreatMartyr Demetrius the Myrrh-gusher of Thessalonica was secretly raised Christian. Young Saint Demetrius became proconsul and was told to eradicate Christianity. Instead, Saint Demetrius preached openly, converting many pagans. He confessed Christ before the emperor. At dawn on Oct 26, year 306, soldiers speared him to death. 100 years later his relics were found incorrupt. Frangrant myrrh has been flowing under his crypt since the 7th century. (Oct 26)
The icon of St Olga covered by perls, jewels, beads done in Russian Orthodox traditions:: Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Olga, the first Russian who took Christianity and the first Russian saint who lived in the 1st century. There are only 6 women that are recognized by Christian church equal to Christ's apostles, including Maria Magdalene, Olga, Thecla, Appia, Helena, and Nina.