Demetrius (Dimitrios)
(4th cent.)

Warrior saint from the East who by the Greeks is called "megalomartyr" (great martyr).

Most of what we know about him is based on legend. He was probably killed in Dalmatia, under the rule of emperor Diocletian.

In Thessaloniki there is a great church dedicated to him, and he is also the protector of this city, since he managed to fight off invading Bulgarians.

In art he is depicted as a warrior, often on a horse.

Orthodox nameday: 26/10

St. Demetrius

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