This Martyr was from Rome and lived in virginity, having Christ alone as her
Bridegroom. Of her own accord she courageously presented herself to
the pagans as a Christian, and was tortured to death, according to
some, in the reign of Valerian (253-260). Her holy relics were then
taken to Sicily, where they immediately became a source of great miracles.
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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