Definitions for saint christopher
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Christopher, Saint Christopher, St. Christopher(noun)
Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
Saint Christopher, St. Christopher, Saint Kitts, St. Kitts(noun)
the largest of the islands comprising Saint Christopher-Nevis
Saint Christopher is venerated by Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians as a martyr killed in the reign of the 3rd century Roman Emperor Decius or alternatively under the Roman Emperor Maximinus II Dacian. There appears to be confusion due to the similarity in names "Decius" and "Dacian". The Eastern Orthodox Church venerates Saint Christopher on May 9. The Tridentine Calendar allowed a commemoration of Saint Christopher on 25 July only in private Masses. This restriction was lifted later. Although the Roman Catholic Church still approves devotion to him, listing him in the Roman Martyrology among the saints venerated on 25 July, Pope Paul VI removed his feast day from the Roman Catholic calendar of saints in his 1969 motu proprio Mysterii Paschalis. At that time the church declared that this commemoration was not of Roman tradition, in view of the relatively late date and limited manner in which it was accepted into the Roman calendar, but his feast is still observed locally.
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