Son of an Orthodox priest, at age 13 Demetrios converted from Christianity to Islam. However, by age 25 he realized his error and returned to Christianity. Kidnapped as he approached a church, he was beaten, tortured, mutilated and finally murdered by Turkish Muslims who insisted that he renounce Christianity. Martyr.
- “Blessed Demetrios of Philadelphia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 May 2016. Web. 29 April 2017. <>