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St MERCURIUS

Military Martyr.

A Scythian soldier serving Rome, he was given a sword by an angel as a gift from the lord. "And don't you forget him," it said.

This sword led him to victory in the next battle. The Emperor Decius was so pleased he promoted our hero to General and invited him to the celebratory sacrifices to the Gods.

Our Saint just had to turn it down and explain that the victory was all due to Christianity.

Such ingratitude earned him a swift but painful death. He was probably the shortest-lived general ever.

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT St MERCURIUS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : MERCURIUS
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-250
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 84

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