November 7, 2017

Holy Martyr Alexander of Thessaloniki

St. Alexander of Thessaloniki (Feast Day - November 7)


In the land of Thessaloniki Alexander produced a shoot,
Beheaded in the contest he spread out shoots.

This Holy Martyr contested during the reign of Emperor Maximian in the year 298, and was from the great city of Thessaloniki. Standing before the judgement seat of the tyrant, because he had kicked over the sacrificial altar to the idols, and scattered the demonic offerings and sacrifices that were on it, he was sentenced to be beheaded, and by this the renowned one received the crown of martyrdom.