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Demetrius was a deacon in Salonica. Early legends about Demetrius credit him with a military career, so he's also sometimes called a military martyr. He was run through with spears ca 306 at Sirmium, modern Serbia, during the Christian persecutions of emperor Maximian.
St. Demetrius' relics are kept in Thessaloniki, Greece, a city of which he is the patron saint. His memory is celebrated on the 26th of October. He is also revered by the Serb Orthodox Church as Mitar, having a feast of Mitrovdan on November 8th.
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