Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

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St. Theodoros the Captain is a Saint recognized by all traditional churches of Christendom. The Armenian Church commemorates this Saint on the first Saturday during the period of Great Lent.

According to hagiographers, St. Theodoros was born to God-fearing and pious parents in the village of Saroo, near the town of Amasia. He was a soldier in the Roman Army, and rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a Captain.

In the beginning of the fourth century, Rome was under the rule of the Emperor Diocletian. Instead of worshipping at the temple of the pagan goddess Rea, as he had been instructed to, St. Theodoros burns the temple to the ground, thus demonstrating that pagan idols were false. For this act, Diocletian imprisons St. Theodoros, and he suffers severe tortures. In the year 306 A.D., he is martyred by being set on fire.

St. Theodoros is also known as the “Slayer of the Dragon”, as he was said to have defeated a great and mighty dragon due to his courage and faith.


This feast has been and will be on the following dates

2021-02-20 Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

2022-03-05 Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

2023-02-25 Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

2024-02-17 Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

2025-03-08 Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

2026-02-21 Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

2027-02-13 Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

2028-03-04 Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

2029-02-17 Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

2030-03-09 Commemoration of St. Theodoros the Captain

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