Theodore (Nestorović) of Vršac

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Saint Teodor(Свети свечтеномученик Теодор Вршачки) was Serbian Orthodox bishop of Vršac. During the Austro-turkish war 1593-1606, Serbian pople suffered a lot from wild islamic wariors. Serbs in Banat decided to protect their families from Turkish troops. They asked their bishop Teodor to lead them. He joined rebellion against Turks 1593. Serbs liberate some towns but were defeated. Bishop Teodor with group of People left for Transylvania. Turks promissed that will stop killing of inocent people if Toedor came backe. When he came he was killed teribile death. His skin was ripped off. His feast day is May 16/29.
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[[Image:Teodor-of-Vrsac.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Teodor of Vršac]]Our father among the [[saint]]s the [[martyr]] '''Teodor or Theodore (Nestorović) of Vršac''' (Свети свештеномученик Теодор (Несторовић) Вршачки) was the Serbian Orthodox [[bishop]] of Vršac in the sixteenth century. His feast day is [[May 16]]/[[May 29|29]].
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==Martyrdom==
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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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Teodor of Vršac
Our father among the saints the martyr Teodor or Theodore (Nestorović) of Vršac (Свети свештеномученик Теодор (Несторовић) Вршачки) was the Serbian Orthodox bishop of Vršac in the sixteenth century. His feast day is May 16/29.

Martyrdom

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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