Who was Saint Christopher?
St. Christopher is one of the legendary saints who may have never existed. There is little information about him that is reliable. Tradition tells us that he was martyred for his faith about the year 251. There was no official canonization process in place at the time. Since he was a martyr he would have been declared a saint by popular acclamation soon after his death.
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St. Christopher is a saint of legend and may have never existed. Since so little is known about him he was removed from the Calendar of Saints several years back. We have no record of any family he may have had but are quite certain he had a mother and father.. In 1969 Rome looked at many of the an…cient saints and some were removed from the Calendar of Saints for various reasons. Some were removed and had their cult suppressed because their was little evidence that they actually existed. St. Barbara of Nicomedia is an example. Others were removed because, while their existence was not questionable, there was little information about them verifying they led a saintly life on earth. Their cults were not suppressed and veneration is still allowed. St. Valentine of Rome is an example. St. Christopher was removed as Rome felt that, while he probably did exist, he was not an ancient part of the Western tradition and was more a saint of the Eastern Church. His cult is still allowed, however. We do not know if he had a family. Being removed from the Calendar of Saints is not always permanent. In 1969 St. Catherine of Alexandria was dropped from the Calendar. In 2002 she was restored when more information about her surfaced. . (MORE)
St. Christopher is one of the legendary saints who may have neverexisted. There is little information about him that is reliable.Tradition tells us that he was martyred for his faith about the year251. There was no official canonization process in place at the time.Since he was a martyr he would hav…e been declared a saint by popularacclamation soon after his death. (MORE)
According to Tradition, St. Christopher was martyred during the reign of Decius Trajan in the 3rd century. He miraculously survived many attempts at his martyrdom until he finally asked the grace of witnessing for Christ by his death whereupon he was decapitated.. He was beheaded some time in the 3…rd century (MORE)
Saint Christopher died in Anatolia. He died some time between 249and 251 and he was killed as a martyr after carrying Jesus Christacross a river.
In the 1960's the Roman Catholic Church took at look at many saintson the calendar to see if there was any true historical data thatthe person really lived, or if they did, lived a life that wouldqualify them for sainthood. Christopher was one of those removed.
Saint Christopher died between 249 and 251 Christopher was martyred about the year AD251. In actual fact Saint Christopher was a myth and did not exist. Answer: However, if you are in error, it would be about 250 CE.
Saint Christopher was a large man from Palestine who helped travelers cross a raging river like a human ferry. One day a small child asked to be carried across the river. The child grew heavier as Saint Christopher crossed the river. After crossing the river Saint Christopher asked the child"Who are… you, that you placed me in such peril." The child replied "You not only carried the world, but him who made it. I am Jesus Christ the King". (MORE)
St. Christopher is the patron saint of travel. He is also believedto represent strength on your journey. St. Christopher is said tobe one of the most famous of all saints.
The height of Saint Christopher is not known. He died around 251 ADand is the Patron Saint of bachelors, travel, and sailors.
Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and watchful eye, that no one shall be hurt as I pass by. You gave life; I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of thine. Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my company, from the evils of fire and all calamity. Teach me, to use my car for others need; nor… miss through love of undue speed the beauty of the world; that thus I may with joy and courtesy go on my way. St. Christopher, holy patron of travellers, protect me and lead me safely to my destiny. Amen.. Dear St. Christopher, you have inherited a beautiful name---Christbearer---as a result of a wonderful legend that while carrying people across a raging stream you also carried the Child Jesus. Teach us to be true Christbearers to those who do not know Him. Protect all drivers who often transport those who bear Christ within them. Amen.. Almighty and ever-living God, graciously pour out Your Spirit upon us. Let our hearts be filled with that true love which enabled Your holy martyr St. Christopher to overcome all bodily torments. Amen.. (MORE)
St. Menas (the actual St. Christopher) had a vision of angels crowning Martyrs & wanted to join the Martyrs. God Answered his prayers & told him "Blessed are you & you will receive crowns for your celibacy, asceticism, & martyrdom."
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St. Christopher is the patron saint of forests and travelers, and this is very appropriate for the Yeoman as he works in the forest and is currently a traveler.
St. Christopher is not mentioned in the Bible. The most important legend around him is the story in which he carried a small child across a river, finding him unbearably heavy. The child was Jesus and he was so heavy because he carried all the sins of the world. Christopher became known as the patro…n saint of travellers. The Catholic Church accepts that Saint Christopher was not a real person, or at least that we know nothing of the person on whom he was based. (MORE)
He wasn't. If you get a book of Catholic Saints, you will see thatthere are dozens of saints for every day of the year. The officialchurch calendar or Ordo is what is used todetermine which Office and Mass are said on any particular day ofthe year. During the reforms of the calendar following Vati…canCouncil II, one of the things they did was to try to "prune" thecalendar. St. Christopher lost his day in the Ordo for severalreasons, but he certainly didn't lose his sainthood! (MORE)
Christopher is NOT THE PATRON SAINT OF ANY SPORT!!! St. Sebastian is the patron saint of all athletics and athletes, male or female.
As the story goes, the extremely robust Christopher devoted his life to carrying people across an otherwise unfordable stream. One day a little child appeared before him and asked to be carried across. To Christopher's surprise, as he forded the river, the child steadily increased in weight until Ch…ristopher found his tiny burden so heavy that it was amost impossible to bear. When he asked the holy babe why he weighed so much, the child replied that he carried the world's sins upon his shoulders. As a reward for his service, Christopher's staff was miraculously transformed into a living tree, and Christopher himself became the Patron Saint of travellers.. christopher means- christ carrier (MORE)
Christopher is not the patron saint of hockey. There are no patrons of individual sports. St. Sebastian is the patron saint of athletics and athletes in general. (as per Patron Saint Index)
Saint Christopher was famous because he was thought to have helpedChrist the king and many other people cross a dangerous river. Hewas thought to be killed because he would not sacrifice to thepagan gods.
The Saint Christopher charm represents Saint Christopher carrying Baby Jesus across a raging river. Saint Christopher would act as a human ferry carrying people across the river. The Saint Christopher charm depicts Baby Jesus perched on Saint Christopher's shoulder.
He was not de-sainted. He is still considered a saint, but since no historical data can be verified of his existence, his Feast Day was removed from the Roman Catholic calendar of saints in 1969. However, the Eastern Orthodox Church still honors St. Christopher's Feast Day on May 9. Lots of people …still venerate him and carry his medal as a protective charm. St. Christopher is considered the patron saint of travellers. (MORE)
If Christopher really existed he would have been born in the early 3rd century. However, his life is based primarily on legend and almost nothing certain is known about his life or death.
Christopher is not the patron saint of motorcyclist, that responsibility falls on St. Columbanus, Our Lady of Grace and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
The Saint Christopher medallion symbolizes Saint Christopher carrying baby Jesus across a raging river. Saint Christopher was known for helping people cross a raging river like a human ferry. The medal has an image of Saint Christopher with baby Jesus on his shoulder. The weight of the child was muc…h more than expected because Baby Jesus carried the weight of the world. (MORE)
Christopher is the patron saint of many things but not athletes. That position was assigned to St. Sebastian
He is special because according to his story Christopher put the child on his shoulders he found the child was unbelievably heavy. The child, according to the legend, was Christ carrying the weight of the whole world. This was what made Christopher patron saint of travelers and is invoked against st…orms, plagues, etc.. \n (MORE)
St. Christopher is not the patron saint of basketball or any other sport. That honor falls to St. Sebastian. See the link below.
St. Christopher is one of the legendary saints who may have never existed. There is little information about him that is reliable, including the name of the river where he may have worked carrying travelers. Tradition tells us that he was martyred for his faith about the year 251. There was no offic…ial canonization process in place at the time. Since he was a martyr he would have been declared a saint by popular acclamation soon after his death. . (MORE)
Christoper Columbus is not a saint. St. Christopher,by legend, carried a child across a river. The child later revealedhimself as Christ. In that way, St. Christopher became the patronsaint of travelers. The real St. Christopher may have lived duringthe 4th century, B.C.
St. Christopher is one of the legendary saints of the Catholic faith. He may or may not have really existed as there is virtually nothing known about him except for the traditional legends passed down for nearly 2000 years. About 40-50 years ago the Church removed him from its official Calendar of S…aints. The Church is not saying he is not a saint. They simply say there is not enough evidence for his existence and his life of heroic virtue. (MORE)
Actually, St. Christopher is one of those legendary saints who may or may not have really existed. There is so little information known about him. Several decades ago he was removed from the official Calendar of Saints because so little was known. There were a number of saints that also were dropped…, including St. Barbara of Nicomedia, St. Philomena, St. Dorothy and St. Ursula. The Church was not denying that these people were saints, they just said that too many questions remain unanswered. In the early days of the Church there was no official process for the canonization and people were declared as saints by popular acclamation. The canonization process did not begin until the 12th century. However, a number of really questionable individuals were honored as saints in ancient times. Even Buddha was, at one time, "converted" to Catholocism and named as a saint. Of course, he was one of the first to go. In most cases, the Church allows the continued devotion to these people. However, they may not allow new parishes or disocese to be named for these questionable saints. (MORE)
St. Christopher is one of a number of legendary saints that may or may not have existed. He is no longer on the official Calendar of Saints of the Roman Catholic Church. However, tradition tells us that he was a large, strong man and assisted travelers by carrying them across a river where there was… no bridge. Thus he became a patron of travelers. (MORE)
Christopher is a legendary saint who may have never existed. A few years ago his name was removed from the official Calendar of Saints of the Catholic Church. If he did actually exist, he would have been proclaimed a saint by popular acclaim as there was no official canonization process in place at …the time. That did not happen until the 12th century. Legen says that he died a martyr's death. If so, that is an almost instant guarantee of sainthood. (MORE)
Actually, the entire life of Christopher is a legend, including his name. He was removed from the official Church Calendar of Saints several decades back because so little was known of him. His name means "Christ-bearer." and that name derived from the following legend. Christopher was a large and m…uscular man. He took on the job of carrying travellers across a dangerous stream. One day he carried a small child across the stream; the child's weight nearly crushed him. When they arrived on the other side, the child revealed himself as Christ, and he was so heavy because he bore the weight of the world on himself. He then baptized Christopher with water from the stream. Christopher's service at the stream led to his patronage of things related to travel and travellers, people who carry things, etc. He reportedly died as a martyr sometime in the third century. (MORE)
Christopher is a legendary saint and we are really not sure if he existed. We do not know the place where he was martyred about the year 251. He is thought to have been born in Canaan.
We know very little about the legendary St. Christopher. He may not have even existed and has been removed from the Churh's calendar of Saints. It is reported that he refused to give up his Chrisitan faith and was martyred.
Christoper is one of many legendary saints who may have not existed. We know virtually nothing about him except for legends. If he was what tradition tells us, a person who carried travellers across a river, he must have been large, athletic and powerful man. He was also steadfast in his religion as… he is said to have died as a martyr. (MORE)
Christopher is one of the legendary saints who may or may not have actually existed. Little to nothing is known about him. Legend says he worked along a river crossing and carried people across. It is said that he died the death of a martyr. He is no longer on the universal Calendar of Saints but ve…neration is still permitted. (MORE)
St. Christopher is a legendary figure who may or may not have actually existed. Because there is so little evidence or information about him, he was removed from the Church Calendar of Saints several decades back. His cult has not been surpressed so veneration is still allowed. .
Safety of travelers. St. Christopher is the patron Saint of travel. He protects you on land, sea or air.St. Christopher is the patron Saint of travel. He protects you on land, sea or air.
The baby that he was crossing to the river was Jesus and that's the call. Roman Catholic Answer According to the legend, the baby Jesus delivered the invitation in person, as noted above! from Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices by Ann Ball, Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. C 2003 .… St. Christopher An early Christian martyr (died third century, feast day July 25). When St. Christopher was inscribed in the Roman Calendar about 1550, his feast is relegated to particular calendars because of the legendary nature of accounts of his life. One popular account appears in the thirteenth-century Golden Legend of Blessed James of Voragine Â©. 1230-1298). It tells of a heathen king who, through the prayers of his wife to the Blessed Virgin, had a son whom he named Offerus. This young man grew to great size and strength. The boy decided to serve only the strongest lord in the world, and began in the service of an emperor. Discovering that the emperor was frightened of the devil, Offerus then served the devil for a while until he saw how the devil trembled at the sight of a crucifix. And so the young giant determined to serve Christ; asking advice form a hermit, he was instructed to make a home by a deep and treacherous river and carry Christian pilgrims across. One night a little boy asked to be carried, so Offerus placed the child on his shoulders and entered the churning water. As they forded the river, the child became heavier and heavier until Offerus thought he would fail. When he reached the other side, he asked with surprise why the child was so heavy. The child replied that he had carried not only the whole world but him who made it. The child identified himself as Christ, then took Offerus into the water and baptized him, giving him the name Christopher, meaning "Christ-bearer.) He instructed the saint to place his staff into the ground where it immediately burst forth into leaves and blossoms. The Christ Child then disappeared. Christopher later joyfully suffered persecution and death for his beloved Lord. The legends inspired many devotions. St. Christopher was venerated as a patron against sudden and unexpected death, especially during the times of epidemics and plagues. The faithful believed that by praying before his picture in the morning, no harm would come to them that day. The custom began of hanging his picture over the door of the house, or painting it on the walls outside so that others could also venerate the saint. The saint is the patron of ferryboats, pilgrims, travelers, gardeners, and freight ships. He is also know as a patron of skiing.. (MORE)
Christopher is a legendary figure who may have never existed. Little is known about him. For this reason he was removed from the official Calendar of Saints several decades back. However, legend and tradition tell us that he was a martyr in the early Church. Miracles were not required for declaring… a person a saint in the early years of Chrisitianity. The person would have been declared a saint by popular acclamation to a bishop based on the lives and merits of the candidate. This was especially true if the person died the death of a martyr as it was felt that making this ultimate sacrifice for Our Lord would be an automatic designation of that person as a saint. Even today, miracles are not always a requirement for canonization, especially in the case of martyrs. (MORE)
We do not know where Christopher may have been buried. Some say his remains may have been taken to Alexandria. Others say that there never were any remains as Christopher was a legend and not an actual person. He is no longer universally commemorated in the Roman Catholic Church but local veneration… is still allowed. (MORE)
Actually, St. Christopher is one of those legendary saints who may or may not have really existed. There is so little information known about him. Several decades ago he was removed from the official Calendar of Saints because so little was known. There were a number of saints that also were dropped…, including St. Barbara of Nicomedia, St. Philomena, St. Dorothy and St. Ursula. The Church was not denying that these people were saints, they just said that too many questions remain unanswered. In the early days of the Church there was no official process for the canonization and people were declared as saints by popular acclamation. The canonization process did not begin until the 12th century. However, a number of really questionable individuals were honored as saints in ancient times. Even Buddha was, at one time, "converted" to Catholicism and named as a saint. Of course, he was one of the first to go. In most cases, the Church allows the continued devotion to these people. However, they may not allow new parishes or diocese to be named for these questionable saints. In the case of Christopher, he was declared a saint by the early Christian community because of his purported martyrdom. He was never canonized. (MORE)
This Roman Catholic devotional image has been appropriated bypractitioners of Santeria, through a process called syncretism, torepresent a pagan deity.
Christopher Saint Booth has: Played Himself - Film Producer in "Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium" in 2006. Played Himself - Filmmaker in "Children of the Grave" in 2007. Played Himself - Filmmaker in "The Possessed" in 2009. Played Himself Filmmaker in "The Haunted Boy: The Secret Dia…ry of the Exorcist" in 2010. Played Himself Filmmaker in "Soul Catcher" in 2011. Played Himself Filmmaker in "Children of the Grave 2" in 2012. Performed in "The Unseen: Best of the Booth Brothers" in 2012. (MORE)
Christopher Saint has: Performed in "Eye Contact" in 2009. Performed in "Search and Rescue" in 2009. Performed in "Battle Creek Breakdown" in 2009. Performed in "Reflex" in 2010. Played Himself - Titan Model in "The Adonis Factor" in 2010. Performed in "Mojave Run" in 2010. Performed in "Dust Devils…" in 2010. Played Jogger in "Thrust" in 2010. Performed in "Distraction" in 2010. (MORE)
The Saints of Mt- Christopher - 2011 was released on: USA: 8 November 2009 (South Alabama Film Festival) USA: 2011
It means that you are asking St. Christopher to protect you fromfurther harm. The medal is also worn by members of the CatholicChurch as an appeal to him.
St. Menas (the real St. Christopher), lived around 285 - 309. He was a Coptic Christian.