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Saint Blaise: Quiz


Question 1: In Italy, Saint Blaise's remains rest at the Basilica over the town of Maratea, shipwrecked there during ________'s iconoclastic persecutions.
Leo III the IsaurianAnastasios II (emperor)Constantine VPhilippikos Bardanes

Question 2: A Blessing of the Throats ceremony is held on ________ at St Etheldreda's Church in London and in Balve, Germany.
January 1February 3February 12March 4

Question 3: Such crossed candles are used for the blessing of throats on the feast day of Blaise, which falls on ________, the day after Candlemas on the Roman Catholic calendar of saints.
March 4February 12February 3January 1

Question 4: The festivities begin the previous day, ________, when white doves are released.
EasterPresentation of Jesus at the TempleChristianityOrthodox Church

Question 5: Hieromartyr Blaise of Caesarea in Cappadocia Orthodox ________ and synaxarion
Byzantine EmpireIconHagia SophiaByzantine Iconoclasm

Question 6: Indeed, the council of ________ in 1222 forbade all work on his festival.
SouthamptonOxfordBrighton and HovePortsmouth

Question 7: According to his Acta Sanctorum, he was martyred by being beaten, attacked with iron carding combs, and ________.
HangingDecapitationCrucifixionCapital punishment

Question 8: St Blaise is also associated with ________ in Lancashire.
ManchesterStretfordSalford, Greater ManchesterAltrincham

Question 9: He is known as San Biagio in ________, and San Blas in Spain.

Question 10: In 316, Agricola, the governor of ________ and of Lesser Armenia, having arrived in Sebastia at the order of the emperor Licinius to kill the Christians, arrested the bishop.

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