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Spyridon was born in the village of Ashia (askia - "without shade"), Cyprus (270 AD) and died in Trimythous, Cyprus (348 AD). He was a peasant farmer and shepherd and had no education. Spyridon was married and had a daughter, Irene. After his wife died, he and his daughter both entered into monasticism. He later became the [[Bishop]] of Trimythous (during the reign of [[Constantine the Great]]) and continuted in piety, to which he was greatly known for.
==Persecutions and witness to Orthodox Faith==
To this day St. Spyridon's incorrupt [[relics]] at his shrine in Corfu continue to manifest the power of God, wondrous in His saints. He is called the "walking [[saint]]" because the silk slippers which clothe the feet of his relics wear out each year and are replaced on his [[feast day]]. He is commemorated by the Church on [[December 12]]. His Miracle in Corfu against the Turkish invasion of 1716 is commemorated on [[August 11]].
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