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Tonight, we enter into the feast of your heavenly patron, the Holy Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer. This mighty protector of Thessaloniki is known throughout the world as an example of the highest fidelity to God. He was a man of supreme rank in the military, as well as a favored commander of the pagan Roman Empire, who recognized only one king – the King of Kings, our Lord Jesus Christ. Tonight, we chanted: