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12th-century mosaic depicting St Demetrios, from the Golden-Roofed Monastery in Kiev.

St. Demetrius of Salonica was a Christian martyr who lived in the 4th century. He is also referred to as “the Megalomartyr” by the Greeks.


Demetrius was a deacon in Salonica. Early legends about Demetrius credit him with a military career, so he's also sometimes called a military martyr. He was run through with spears ca 306 at Sirmium, modern Serbia, during the Christian persecutions of emperor Maximian.


He was extremely popular in the Middle Ages, and along with St. George, he was the patron of the Crusades.


St. Demetrius' relics are kept in Thessaloniki, Greece, a city of which he is the patron saint. His memory is celebrated on the 26th of October. He is also revered by the Serb Orthodox Church as Mitar, having a feast of Mitrovdan on November 8th.


St. Demetrius of Alexandria was the Christian bishop of Alexandria in the 2nd and 3rd century, the first Alexandrian bishop of whom anything is known.


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St. Demetrius (565 words)
Demetrius encouraged Origen when blamed for his too literal execution of an allegorical counsel of our Lord, and is said to have shown him great favour.
Demetrius wrote to him complaining that this was unheard of presumption in a layman.
But Origen was ordained priest at Caesarea without leave, and Demetrius with a synod of some bishops and a few priests condemned him to banishment, then from another synod sent a formal condemnation of him to all the churches.
Saint Demetrius (163 words)
Demetrius of Salonica was a Christian martyr who lived in the 4th century.
Demetrius' relics are kept in Thessaloniki, Greece, a city of which he is the patron saint.
Demetrius of Alexandria was the Christian bishop of Alexandria in the 2nd and 3rd century, the first Alexandrian bishop of whom anything is known.
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