Was a hermit who lived in the egyptian desert during the 4 th and 5 th centuries. He was originally a monk in a monastery, but he left a vocation to live a solitary life and left to live in the  desert. He suffered severaly from hunger and thirst From hot temperatures and from stong temptation. He lived  for seventy years with nothing but a loincloth of foliage for cover. . It is named for the frescoe of Saints Theodore and St George slaying the dragon (or snake as depicted in the frescoe). The church also has a frescoe of Emperor Constantine and his mother Saint Helena depicted holding the True Cross. Legend has it that she discovered the cross upon which Jesus was crucified after seeing it in a dream, and that a piece of the cross is still buried in the foundations of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Other sections of the cross are in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and in St. Peter’s in Rome. Another interesting portrait is the one of Saint Onuphrius on the upper wall to the right of the entrance. The saint lived the life of a hermit in the Egyptian desert near Thebes, Egypt and is usually depicted with a long gray beard and wearing only a fig leaf.

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