The Righteous Martyr Theodosia, having Constantinople as her homeland, struggled
in asceticism in her own convent, which was located in that same imperial
city. Filled with zeal for the veneration of the holy icons, she withstood
Emperor Leo the Isaurian's impious command that the icons be destroyed.
She received the martyr's crown when a soldier of the imperial guard
plunged a ram's horn through her throat, about the year 717.
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: O my Bridegroom,
Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with Thy baptism am crucified
and buried. I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; for Thy sake
I die, that I may live in Thee: accept me offered out of longing to Thee
as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our souls through her intercessions,
since Thou art great in mercy.
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