Religion: Feast of St. Blasius

Many long years ago lived Blasius, physician and bishop of Sebaste in Armenia. In his old age, during the persecutions of Emperor Licinius, Blasius retired to a cave where he made friends with lions, leopards, bears and wolves. One day the emperor's huntsmen found him, dragged him away from his pets. On his way to trial Blasius cured a small boy who was choking on a fish bone. He also made a wolf return a pig it had stolen from an old woman. When Blasius was flung into a dungeon to starve, the...

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