Friday, December 31, 2010

St. Sebastian the Martyr

Joyous feast! St. Sebastian was one of the more widely venerated martyrs of the Roman Empire from the period prior to its conversion to Orthodoxy. A native of what today is France, St. Sebastian was educated in Milan and later rose to serve as the commander of the Praetorian Guard. The Emperor Diocletian loved him and did not know of his Christian faith, only later discovering it and martyring him when he refused to abandon it. More on his life can be found here. May his blessings and prayers be with us all!

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