Analysis Of Saint Sebastian And The Roman Emperor, Reign And Purgatory Of Christians

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284 AD (anno domini) was the start of Diocletian 's, Roman emperor, reign and purgatory of Christians. In result, Saint Sebastian was one of numerous victims during Rome’s persecutions. Saint Sebastian was born a noble and a man of Gallia Narbonensis, a province north of the Alps of what is now southern France. Narbonensis was world-renowned for its trading and liquidity to ports. On the other hand, Narbonensis was a tactical masterpiece for the Romans as it worked as a territorial defense for Gallic attacks on Italy. Saint Sebastian has two different feast days depending on the denomination of Christianity (January 20 for Catholicism and December 18 for Eastern Orthodox). The Catholic Church sets aside one date out of the year for every canonized saint. The saints are remembered for all of their accomplishments in their lifetime along with dedicated prayers, mentions, and scripture reading. This is undoubtedly parallel to a panegyric for each and every saint. In 286 AD it was discovered that Saint Sebastian was in fact a Christian, following this epiphany, Sebastian was handed over to Mauretanian archers where they pierced his epidermis was punctured by arrows. Post-arrow assault, Sebastian was nurtured back into good health by Saint Irene, but he was finally eradicated by way of clubs in 288 AD, in Rome. Saint Sebastian was pre-congregation, so there was not a process for canonization. However, Saint Sebastian is a patron saint of athletes, archers, and soldiers due to

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