Monday, October 29, 2018

Holy Martyr Savvas the General

St. Savvas the General (Feast Day - October 29)

Verses

Savvas both ways is called Savvas,
So also was he pierced with a spear on both sides.
*

The Holy Martyr Savvas the General met his end after receiving wounds on both his right and left sides.

It should be noted that there are two other Holy Martyrs known as "Savvas the General", one of which is celebrated on April 18th and the other on April 24th. It seems that since all three have significant differences, they are probably three different people.

Notes:

* The name Savvas is a palindrome, which can be read the same backward and forward. Just as his name can be read both ways, so also was he wounded on the two sides of his body.


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