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Saint Christopher (Greek: Ἅγιος Χριστόφορος, Ágios Christóforos) is venerated by Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians as a martyr killed in the reign of the 3rd-century Roman Emperor Decius (reigned 249–251) or alternatively under the Roman Emperor Maximinus II Dacian (reigned 308–313).

He is the saint of protection and many people wear St. Christopher medallions for this reason. 

Role in Gravity[]

A Saint Christopher painting is seen fastened to the wall of the Soyuz Capsule in the International Space Station.

It exists as further religious symbolism in the movie. 


  • Many people erroneously believe Saint Christopher's appearance in the film as a portrait of Jesus. 

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