Talk:Christopher of Lycia

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I have kept the article to a brief because I have been brought up to know that not much is known of the Saint other than he carried Christ across the river. more detailed information was never confirmed in any written source. However, I did find this link (today):

which gives much detail about his martyrdom and his real name but I did not want to include the information into the article because it does not cite its source(s) ... and I have the idea that some of it could be Roman_catholic based ... can someone who is familiar with the authors of OCA find out how they compiled the OCA article? :-) If the full English text is translated from an old Orthodox Synaxarion then i would love someone to confirm that and include the additional information into the article.

Many thanks. i hope this saves!! Vasiliki 00:00, June 2, 2008 (UTC)

You might try emailing the OCA site people to ask them. They may have different sources for each article. I removed the "14 holy helpers" mention after reading (albeit on wikipedia) that this was a grouping of the 14th century by Roman Catholics. I also would like some support for the statement "However, these images have made him especially popular among the Roman Catholics who have created many stories to explain his "cynocephalatic" appearance."—I don't know that the dog-headed images were what made him especially popular among Roman Catholics. (As a convert from Roman Catholicism, I can honestly say I'd never heard about the dog-headed aspect until today.) I added external links in the hopes that they would balance each other out. —magda (talk) 01:32, June 2, 2008 (UTC)