The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Central Crosswise Nave. West View

Great Martyr Theodore Stratelates

Dionisy's frescoes. Great Martyr Theodore Stratelates

(“stratelates” – commander-in-chief, † 319), great martyr, born in the city of Euchantum in Asia Minor, appointed commander-in-chief for his courage in a fight with a huge serpent; he was a ruler of Heralacleum. During the time of persecution of Christians he was crucified on a cross by the emperor Licinius (307-324), but healed by God he was later beheaded with a sword. Feast day: 8 (21) February.