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Theodore, General, Martyr 319 [7 Feb]

In truth enlisted with the King of the Heavens, thou didst become for Him a noble commander, O trophy-bearer and Great Martyr Theodore. With the weaponry of faith didst thou arm thyself wisely and didst utterly destroy all the hordes of the demons, as a triumphant athlete of the Lord; wherefore we ever do faithfully call thee blest.

A Roman General (stratelates) martyred under Emporer Lucinius in 319. Also known as Theodore of Heraclea.

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This saint is highly venerated in the Orthocox Church. He is one of four soldiers honored by the greeks as a GREAT MARTYR considered equal to the Apostles

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