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Christopher Saint

Christopher, Saint, a Christian martyr, who is said to have suffered in Syria or Palestine under Decius about, 250 A.D. His day is kept on July 25. According to the legend he was a pagan of Herculean build, who desired to serve the strongest master in the world. First he served the devil, but abandoned him on finding he trembled before an image of Christ. One day a child asked him to carry him across a stream on his shoulders. He complied, but found himself completely overcome by the burden, and the child then revealed himself as Christ. Hence the name of the saint. He was throughout the Middle Ages regarded as the patron of labouring men, who frequently wore his badge.