Nestor of Thessalonika

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Saint Nestor of Thessaloniki was a companion of Saint Demetrius the Wonderworker.  Having been moved to act against the mighty Lyeios, a most feared gladiator who mocked and tormented the Christians in the arena, Nestor went to see the imprisoned Saint Demetrius and asked for his blessing to fight and defeat Lyeios.  With the blessing of the saint and faith in God he entered the arena and mortally struck Lyeios.
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[[Image:Martyr_Nestor_of_Thessalonika.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Martyr_Nestor_of_Thessalonika]]
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The holy, glorious and right-victorious Martyr '''Nestor of Thessalonika''' was a companion of St. [[Demetrius of Thessaloniki|Demetrius]] the [[Myrrh]]-streamer and [[Wonderworker]] ([[October 26]])St. Nestor's [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[October 27]].
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Having been moved to act against the mighty Lyeios (or Lyaeus), a most feared gladiator who mocked and tormented the Christians in the arena, Nestor went to see the imprisoned St. Demetrius and asked for his blessing to fight and defeat Lyeios.  With the blessing of the saint and faith in God, he entered the arena and mortally struck Lyeios.
  
Maximian was angered by this and ordered that Nestor be slain with his own sword in 290His memory is celebrated October 27.
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Maximian, the emperor, was angered by this and ordered that Nestor be slain with his own sword.  The year of his death is reported variously as 290, 296, or 306.
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==External links==
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*[http://www.ucc.ie/milmart/BHL2122.html  The ''Passion'' (BHL 2122) and ''Miracles'' (BHL 2123) of St. Demetrius by Anastasius the Librarian] tr. by David Woods
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=103066 Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica] ([[OCA]])
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=258 Nestor the Martyr of Thessaloniki] ([[GOARCH]])
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=257 Demetrios the Myrrhbearer & Great Martyr of Thessaloniki] (GOARCH)
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[[Category:Greek Saints]]
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[[Category:4th-century saints]]

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The holy, glorious and right-victorious Martyr Nestor of Thessalonika was a companion of St. Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer and Wonderworker (October 26). St. Nestor's feast day is celebrated on October 27. Having been moved to act against the mighty Lyeios (or Lyaeus), a most feared gladiator who mocked and tormented the Christians in the arena, Nestor went to see the imprisoned St. Demetrius and asked for his blessing to fight and defeat Lyeios. With the blessing of the saint and faith in God, he entered the arena and mortally struck Lyeios.

Maximian, the emperor, was angered by this and ordered that Nestor be slain with his own sword. The year of his death is reported variously as 290, 296, or 306.


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