St. Christopher †251

St. Christopher

St. Christopher is an early Christian martyr who is counted as an intercessor for persons with epilepsy. He is known for, at some point of his life, being a very strong man, carrying people on his shoulders across a raging river. It is said he carried one child who became so heavy he feared they both might drown; the child was Christ, Who bore the sin of the world. St. Christopher suffered under the Roman Emperor Decius.

 

 

Troparian of St Christopher    Tone 4  In beautiful garments woven from thy blood thou dost stand before the King of Heaven.   For thou dost chant the Thrice-holy hymn with Angels and Martyrs.  By thy supplications save thy servants.

Sources:

 http://www.antiochian.org/saint_christopher

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Christopher 

http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-christopher/

Source of icon: http://stlouiscatholic.blogspot.com/2011/01/ora-pro-nobis.html 

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