Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
St. Christopher
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Religious Figure
    ( -circa 251)
    Born in Canaan
    Usually depicted crossing a stream with the Christ child on his shoulder
    Feast day is July 25 (Catholic) and March 9 (Orthodox)
    Patron saint of travelers and truckers
    Many exceptionally fantastic legends sprang up around around him.
    In one he was a heathen king’s giant son who initially served Satan.
    In another he was a cannibal warrior with the head of a dog.
    He has no known burial site.
    He was removed from the saint's calendar in 1969 (veneration is still allowed).
    He is usually depicted as a robust, powerful man.
    He was best known for carrying travelers across a dangerous river.
    One of these travelers was the Christ child (who was extremely heavy as he carried the world’s sin).
    After safely ferrying Christ, Christopher's staff was transformed into a flowering tree.
    Angered by his conversions, the Roman Emperor Decius ordered him tortured and beheaded.
    To this day, many travelers carry St. Christopher medallions for safety.
    Tom Waits wrote a song about him called ‘Hang on St. Christopher.’

Credit: Georgina


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 102 Votes: 50.98% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 105 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 43 Votes: 51.16% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 62 Votes: 37.10% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 260 Votes: 46.54% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 664 Votes: 44.43% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 77 Votes: 37.66% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 114 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 77 Votes: 44.16% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News