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Saint Christopher the Great Martyr
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Saint Christopher the Great Martyr came from a semi-barbaric tribe and was called Rebrovos, which means untested, disapproved, damned. He probably lived during the time of the emperor Decius (249 - 251 AD), when in Antioch the Bishop was Saint Hieromartyr Vavilas (honored on September 4 ).
The Saint was so ugly in appearance, that is why he was called a "canine face".
His conversion to Christ took place in a miraculous way. He was taken prisoner in a battle, which his nation was waging with the Roman imperial troops. He enlisted in the Roman legions and fought against the Persians, under Gordian and Philip.
While still a catechist, in order to thank Christ, he settled in a dangerous river passage and carried free on his shoulders those who wished to cross the river. One day a small child came to him, who begged him to cross to the opposite bank. Rebrovos willingly placed it on his shoulders and, leaning on his bar, entered the river. But as he progressed, the weight of the child increased, so that with great difficulty he managed to reach the opposite bank. As soon as he reached his destination, Katakopos told the child that even if everyone lifted up, it would not be so heavy. The child replied: "Do not be surprised, because you not only carried the whole world, but also this creature.I am the One in whose service you put your strength and in proof of this he planted your stick and tomorrow it will have sprouted ", and he immediately disappeared. Rebrovos planted the rod and the next day he actually found it to have sprouted. After this incident, a Christian was baptized by the Holy Hieromartyr Babylon, who renamed him Christopher. The uncreated divine Grace, who received the time of baptism and Anointing, transformed his whole existence. And this ugly face of hers seemed brighter and more beautiful.transformed his whole existence. And this ugly face of hers seemed brighter and more beautiful.transformed his whole existence. And this ugly face of hers seemed brighter and more beautiful.
In Orthodox hagiography, the Saint is depicted carrying Christ on his shoulder. On the occasion of this fact, perhaps, he is considered the patron saint of drivers in the Small Wish List and specifically in the Sequence "upon the blessing of a new vehicle" there is, first in line, his diploma.
During the then persecution of Christians, shortly after his baptism, he saw Christians being abused by pagans. Out of indignation he intervened and made harsh remarks to them, and escaped capture thanks to his gigantic stature and his Herculean power. However, he was reported to the emperor and his arrest was ordered. Two hundred soldiers were sent for this purpose. They, after searching in various places, found him at the moment when he was preparing to eat a piece of dry bread. The soldiers, hungry and hungry, asked Agios Christoforos to give them something to eat and in return promised him that he would not be mistreated. One of the soldiers, seeing that there was no food other than dry bread, mocked Christopher, told him that he would gladly become a Christian,if he had the power to satisfy them all with that piece of bread. Then the Saint, after kneeling, began to ask Christ to multiply that piece of bread, as he multiplied the five loaves in the desert, to satisfy the hungry soldiers and to be enlightened in the recognition and confession of Him. The Saint's request was heeded and the piece of bread was multiplied. Seeing this miracle, the soldiers fell at the feet of the Saint and begged him to know their God better. The Saint simply explained the Christian teaching and after everyone expressed the desire to become Christians, he led them to the Bishop of Antioch, Babylon, who, after catechizing them, baptized them. When Emperor Decius learned of the incident, he captured and beheaded the soldiers,he tried to persuade Christopher with promises and flattery, but his efforts clashed with his persistent denial. He then sent him two corrupt women, Aquilina and Kalliniki, hoping that with their lures they would seduce and seduce him. The two women, after hearing the admonition of the Saint, to return to the path of purity and virtue, became Christians and, after appearing before the emperor Decius, confessed Christ. That is why they were martyred.after hearing the admonition of the Saint, to return to the path of purity and virtue, they became Christians and, after appearing before the emperor Decius, they confessed Christ. That is why they were martyred.after hearing the admonition of the Saint, to return to the path of purity and virtue, they became Christians and, after appearing before the emperor Decius, they confessed Christ. That is why they were martyred.
Then Saint Christopher was subjected to horrible tortures and finally suffered the death by beheading in 251 AD.
His Gathering was held in his Martyrdom near the church of Saint George the Great Martyr in Kyparission and in the church of Saint Martyr Polyeuctus, near Saint Euphemia of Olivri.
Note: The couplet of Agios Christoforos (like most iambic verses you read) was written by Christoforos Patrikios. That is why his couplet begins (in translation): "I know you as my synonymous Christopher ....."
It celebrates on May 9 of each year.