Saint Cyril of Thessaloniki

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Orphaned at age 10, he became an apprentice to a Turkish shoemaker. Pressured by his master to renounce Christianity and become Muslim, Cyril fled to the Chilandar monastery on Mount Athos. Eight years later he was discovered by Muslim authorities, arrested for leaving his apprenticeship, and ordered to renounce Christianity; he refused. Martyr.

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Cyril of Thessaloniki“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 July 2016. Web. 17 September 2021. <>