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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Christopher
Christopher, as he was now called, would not promise to do any fasting or praying, but willingly accepted the task of carrying people, for God's sake, across a raging stream.
Christopher was only a martyr, and as such is recorded in the old martyrologies.
Christopher cannot be denied, as was sufficiently shown by the Jesuit Nicholas Serarius, in his treatise on litanies, "Litaneutici" (Cologne, 1609), and by Molanus in his history of
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  Saint Christopher - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SAINT CHRISTOPHER (Christophorus, Christoferus), a saint honoured in the Roman Catholic (25th of July) and Orthodox Eastern (9th of May) Churches, the patron of ferrymen.
According to this, Christopher - or rather Reprobus, as he was then called - was a giant of vast stature who was in search of a man stronger than himself, whom he might serve.
He was converted by a hermit; but as he had neither the gift of fasting nor that of prayer, he decided to devote himself to a work of charity, and set himself to carry wayfarers over a bridgeless river.
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 Saint Christopher, Caribbean  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of, independent state, eastern Caribbean Sea, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, comprising two of the Leeward Islands, Saint Kitts (or Saint Christopher) and Nevis, in the West Indies.
Basseterre (population, 1994 estimate, 12,220) is the country's capital and the chief port on Saint Kitts; Charlestown (population, 1990, 1,200) is the chief port on Nevis and the birthplace of 18th-century statesman Alexander Hamilton.
Saint Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla were united as a British dependency in 1871 that became an internally self-governing member of the West Indies Associated States in 1967.
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 IMA Hero: Christopher Columbus HH
Christopher Columbus was one of the greatest sailors and explorers of all time.
Christopher was born in 1451, in Genoa, Italy.
Christopher was buried at the Franciscan convent in Valladolid, Spain.
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 Patron Saints Index: Saint Christopher
Third century martyr in the persecutions of Decius.
He then baptised Offero with water from the stream.
Christopher's service at the stream led to his patronage of things related to travel and travellers, people who carry things, etc. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
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 Saint Christopher
Although St. Christopher is one of the most popular saints in the East and in the West, almost nothing certain is known about his life or death.
Christopher is typically depicted as a tall, middle-aged, bearded man with a staff who wades across a river carrying the Christ child on his shoulders.
Christopher's service at the stream led to his patronage of things related to travel and travellers, people who carry things, etc.
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 saint Christopher, orthodox saints, Greece
Saint who lived in Lycia under Decius reign and is considered one of the 14 holy helpers.
The saint was tied to an iron stool, which was placed over fire.
Christopher's severed head told the emperor to put some of his blood in his wounded eye, and when the emperor did so he got his sight back, and so converted.
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 Holy Dogs & Dog-headed Saints
Christopher was captured by Roman forces during the emperor Diocletian's campaign against the Marmaritæ in late 301/early 302 CE and was transported for service in a Roman garrison in or near Antioch in Syria.
Saint Anthony, the founder of Christian monasticism, thought he was the first monk to live the solitary life until he heard of Paul the Hermit.
Saint Antony of Padua, considered to be the greatest preacher of his time, was a young Franciscan who preached to fish much as his predecessor, Saint Francis, preached to the birds.
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 Omnipelagos.com ~ article "Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla was historically an overseas territory of the United Kingdom located in the Caribbean Sea.
In 1971, the island of Anguilla rigorously sought and achieved becoming separate; in 1980, the separation from the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis became formally accepted.
The remaining state became the independent country of Saint Kitts and Nevis in 1983, and Anguilla still today remains a British overseas territory.
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 saint christopher medal, catholic medal, religious jewelry & more.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Saint Christopher medal or any other Catholic medal is a generous religious jewelry gift item treasured by all Catholics in their faith journey.
A Saint Christopher medal is one of the most popular patron saint medals.
St Christopher is the patron saint of motorists, travelers and is invoked against storms and plagues.
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 St Saint Christopher medals and medallions in white gold y gold and silver
Saint Christopher, Also known as Offero, he was a powerfully built man. He once came upon a hermit who lived near a treacherous river.
Christopher was one of the names that was determined to have a basis mostly in legend.
Christopher's cult was not suppressed but it is confined to local calendars (those for a diocese, country, or so forth).
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 The Origin of the Cult of St. Christopher
The Latin account of St. Christopher suffered tremendous evolution from a very early date, and the beginnings of very many of the misunderstandings which were to force this evolution can be found even in our earliest surviving accounts of his martyrdom.
As for the claim that the events leading to Christopher's death at Antioch occurred during the 4th year of the reign of the relevant emperor, this cannot be true of any of the emperors who had the opportunity to visit Antioch before 305.
Hence the author of the acts of St. Christopher is identifiable as someone (1) who resided at Antioch sufficiently long to have learned an obscure account of a martyr who had been almost entirely forgotten, and (2) who had a keen interest in missionary activity among peoples at the edge of or outside the empire.
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 Saint Christopher Medals, Medallions, Pendants and Charms (Page 1 of 3) from Applefield Direct
Saint Christopher was a large man from Palestine.
Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travelers, sailors, porters, athletes and motorists.
Saint Christopher medals are available in white gold, yellow gold, or sterling silver in a variety of styles.
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 Saint Christopher [French; Made in Toulouse] (17.190.361) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The small leaves sprouting from the top of Christopher's staff are a harbinger of the miracle promised by Christ—that if the saint, upon his return home, planted the staff in the ground, it would bear leaves and fruit in the morning.
The hallmarks stamped on the hem of the saint's cloak and on the statue's base indicate that this piece was made by a goldsmith in Toulouse.
The engraving of the Christ Child's short curls, the hair and flowing beard of the saint, and the fish in the turbulent water are accented by the juxtaposition of large areas of silver with bright flashes of gilding.
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 Saint Christopher | Antiochian.org
Christopher was amazed that such a small child could overcome someone so mighty as himself.
The name "Christopher" means "Christ-bearer", and it is no surprise that he is often depicted as carrying a child, who, in turn, is carrying a globe.
Christopher bore his cross and eventually suffered martyrdom for the faith, fulfilling the commandment of Christ, “He who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of me.”  (Matt 10:38) 
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 History Channel: Saint Christopher ...
The neighbor had a son who was run over by a trolly car, and she had prayed to Saint Christopher to save her son.
Christopher’s feast day is still July 25, and the proper of the Mass in his honor is found in the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal still authorized for the Tridentine Mass.
The confusion over whether St. Christopher is still a saint arose when Pope Paul VI revised the Liturgical Calendar, which includes the feast days of saints that are commemorated at Mass.
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 St. Christopher
Christopher, according to the ancient and very popular tradition, lived in the province of Lydia, Asia Minor, during the reign of the Emperor Decius.
Christopher is loved and honored in the churches both of the East and the West.
In art Christopher is usually shown with his emblems, the Christ Child, a tree in bloom, a torrent; the great artists Durer and Pollaiuolo are among those who have portrayed him in the act for which he is best known.
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 Saint Christopher Medal :: Customer Service
According to the Encyclopedia of the Saints, "Saint Christopher is the patron saint of America, motor travelers and one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers who appeared to St. Joan of Arc.
After the second vatican council, roman catholics added a version of the doxology (for thine is the kingdom, etc. The crucifixthe cross with the figure of jesus upon it had already been established in use; at first, the figure was painted or in bas-relief, a style surviving in the christian east.
Saint Christopher Medal info: Some religions are nonrevealed, or natural, the result of human inquiry alone.
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 Saint Christopher
Saint Christopher, the legend says, was a martyr of the third century.
Christopher is one of the most popular saints in the East, and in the West.
Of those days, Christopher was baptized and he decided to be a porter and guide the people across a dangerous stream that frequently drowned those trying to cross it.
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 Saint Christopher Medals
The Saint is held up by the community asan example of how we all should act, and his or her life story is usually recorded for the edification of future generations.
The term Saint is derived from the Latin Sanctus meaning“Holy”.
Christopher is a name derived from the Greek words for' Christ ' (Khristos) and "to bear" (pherein).
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 Mirago : Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: People: Saints: C: Saint Christopher
Although Christopher has been a center of popular legend since the sixth century, all that can be known for certain is that he was a great martyr.
Military Martyrs: St. Christopher - "Origin of Cult" reads like a detective novel, and suggests that St. Christopher and St. Menas are the same person, a soldier martyred in 308.
Saint Christopher, Martyr, Third Century - From the book "Lives of Saints," published by John J. Crawley.
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 Saint Christopher Medal. Best Quality
Christopher means "Christ-bearer." His relics are in Rome and Paris.
Christopher medals are a traditional catholic gift item for those who travel.
Use of the cross was one of the popular practices attacked by byzantine iconoclasm and vindicated (787) by the second council of nicaea.
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 Saint Christopher carrying the Infant Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to legend Saint Christopher was a huge man who carried travellers across a ford.
He carried a child who became so heavy that the saint could hardly bear his weight; the child then decleared that he was Jesus Christ and that the saint had been carrying the whole world.
The figures of Saint Christopher and the Child may be by a different hand from the landscape and perhaps by a follower of Massys.
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 Saint Christopher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This one-time Catholic patron saint of travellers, whose name means "Christ carrier", is not mentioned in the Bible.
Christopher is typically depicted as a tall, middle-aged, bearded man with a staff who wades across a river carrying the Christ child on his shoulders.
Though this was a more democratic way to recognize saints, some saints' stories were distorted by legend and some never existed.
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 Domestic-Church.Com: Saint Profile: Saint Christopher
Christopher was baptized and decided to spend his life in the service of Christ by serving others.
Other reports indicate that Christopher was interested in encouraging missionary activity, based his activities in Antioch and may be the figure also known as bishop Theophilus the Indian, present at Antioch c.351-54, or one of his circle.
Dear Saint, you have inherited a beautiful name - Christ bearer - as a result of a wonderful legend that while carrying people across a raging stream you also carried the Child Jesus.
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 Saint Christopher
Originally, St. Christopher was only a martyr, and as such is recorded in the old martyrologies.
The existence of a martyr St. Christopher cannot be denied, as was sufficiently shown by the Jesuit Nicholas Serarius, in his treatise on litanies, "Litaneutici" (Cologne, 1609), and by Molanus in his history of sacred pictures, "De picturis et imaginibus sacris" (Louvain, 1570).
In a small church dedicated to the martyr St. Christopher, the body of St. Remigius of Reims was buried, 532 (Acta SS., 1 Oct., 161).
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 Saint Christopher Parish » Marriage Preparation
If you regularly attend St. Christopher parish and are a registered Catholic member of St. Christopher for at least 2 months or someone who belongs to a registered family and is still a dependent, living with his/her family, then our Church is the proper place for you to celebrate the sacrament.
To state that one attends Saint Christopher “frequently” while not a registered member of the parish is not sufficient grounds to be married at Saint Christopher.
A Catholic of Saint Christopher Parish who wishes to be married outside his/her parish church may do so with the written permission of the pastor.
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