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Saint Demetrios was born in Thesaloniki, Greece in 270 AD. He came from a wealthy family and because he was athletic in appearance and heroic in spirit, he became a high-ranking officer in the Roman Army at a very young age. (This is why he is depicted in Byzantine icons in military dress, either standing or riding a horse.) He considered himself a soldier of Christ first, and a military soldier second. He spent most of his time as a devout missionary, preaching the Gospel at secret meetings and converting pagans to the Christian faith.
Saint George was a soldier of the Roman Empire who was venerated as a Christian martyr. Saint George is the most venerated saint in Orthodox Christianity. Immortalised in the tale of George and the Dragon, he is the patron saint of several countries, including England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Montenegro, and the city of Moscow, as well as a wide range of professions, organisations and disease sufferers.
This fresco was taken in monastery Kaona, nearby Sabac.

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  • Copyright: Mirko Ninkovic (mirko_ninkovic) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 49 N: 112] (488)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2006-06-25
  • Categories: Arte
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2006-11-29 6:49
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