Saint Theodore the General
Laminated Icon card of Saint Theodore the General.
Icon from Karyes, Mt. Athos, Greece. Fresco by Manuel Panselinos, 14th century.
Saint Theodore was a Roman Stratelates (General) who, in the early fourth century, as a Christian preached the Gospel while serving as the military commander in the city of Heraclea in Thrace until emperor Licinius had him tortured and then beheaded after he refused to sacrifice to the Roman gods. St. Theodore is regarded as the patron saint of soldiers. He is commemorated on February 8.