Theodore (Nestorović) of Vršac

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Our father among the [[saint]]s, the [[matryr]] '''Theodor  of Vršac''' (Свети свештеномученик Теодор Вршачки) was the Serbian Orthodox [[bishop]] of Vršac in the sixteenth century.  
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Our father among the [[saint]]s the [[martyr]] '''Teodor (Theodore) of Vršac''' (Свети свештеномученик Теодор Вршачки) was the Serbian Orthodox [[bishop]] of Vršac in the sixteenth century. His feast day is [[May 16]]/[[May 29|29]].
  
During the Austro-Turkish war from 1593 to 1606, many Serbian people suffered from the action of the wild islamic warriors. The Serbs in Banat decided to protect their families from Turkish troops. They asked their bishop Teodor to lead them. He joined the rebellion against Turks in 1593. The Serbs liberate some towns but in the end were defeated. Bishop Teodor with group of people left for Transylvania. The Turks promised that they would stop killing innocent people if Theodor were to return. When he did he was siezed and then killed in a terribile fashion: his skin was ripped off. His feast day is [[May 16]]/29.
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During the Austro-Turkish War (1593-1606), many Serbians suffered under the Turkish [[Islam]]ic warriors. The Serbs in Banat decided to protect their families from these Turkish troops and asked their bishop, Teodor, to lead them. He joined the rebellion against the Turks in 1593. The Serbs liberated some towns but in the end were defeated. Bishop Teodor, along with a large group of people, left for Transylvania. The Turks then promised that they would stop killing innocent people if Teodor were to return. When he did, he was seized and then killed in a terrible fashion: his skin was ripped off.  
  
 
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Revision as of 19:29, March 20, 2007

Our father among the saints the martyr Teodor (Theodore) of Vršac (Свети свештеномученик Теодор Вршачки) was the Serbian Orthodox bishop of Vršac in the sixteenth century. His feast day is May 16/29.

During the Austro-Turkish War (1593-1606), many Serbians suffered under the Turkish Islamic warriors. The Serbs in Banat decided to protect their families from these Turkish troops and asked their bishop, Teodor, to lead them. He joined the rebellion against the Turks in 1593. The Serbs liberated some towns but in the end were defeated. Bishop Teodor, along with a large group of people, left for Transylvania. The Turks then promised that they would stop killing innocent people if Teodor were to return. When he did, he was seized and then killed in a terrible fashion: his skin was ripped off.

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