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Demetrius of Thessaloniki

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:''For other saints with the name "Demetrius," see the [[Demetrius (disambiguation)|disambiguation page]].
The holy, glorious and right-victorious Great-[[martyr]] (Greek: Μεγαλομάρτυς) '''Demetrius of Thessaloniki''' the [[Myrrh]]-streamer (Greek Μυροβλήτης) (also ''Demetrios'') is one of the most popular saints in the Orthodox world. He was martyred around the year 306 in [[Wikipedia:Thessaloniki|Thessaloniki]], and his cult rapidly grew during the Middle Ages, when he was regarded as the first recognized as the [[patron saint|patron]] and protector of the city, militarily as well as spiritually. His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[October 26]]. The [[Serbian Orthodox Church]] commemorates the Saint as a Mitar having a feast of Mitrovan on [[November 8]].

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