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Nestor of Thessalonika

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[[Image:Martyr_Nestor_of_Thessalonika.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Martyr_Nestor_of_Thessalonika]]The holy, glorious and right-victorious Martyr '''Nestor of Thessalonika''' was a companion of St. [[Demetrius of Thessaloniki|Demetrius ]] the [[Myrrh]]-streamer and [[Wonderworker]] ([[October 26]]). St. Nestor's [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[October 27]]. 
Having been moved to act against the mighty Lyeios (or Lyaeus), a most feared gladiator who mocked and tormented the Christians in the arena, Nestor went to see the imprisoned St. Demetrius and asked for his blessing to fight and defeat Lyeios. With the blessing of the saint and faith in God, he entered the arena and mortally struck Lyeios.
Maximian, the emperor, was angered by this and ordered that Nestor be slain with his own sword. The year of his death is reported variously as 290, 296, or 306.
*[ The ''Passion'' (BHL 2122) and ''Miracles'' (BHL 2123) of St. Demetrius by Anastasius the Librarian] tr. by David Woods
*[ Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica] ([[OCA]])
*[ Nestor the Martyr of Thessaloniki] ([[GOARCH]])*[ Demetrios the Myrrhbearer & Great Martyr of Thessaloniki] (GOARCH)
[[Category:Byzantine Saints]]
[[Category:Greek Saints]]
[[Category:Ante-Nicene Saints]]
[[Category:4th-century saints]]

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