Sts. Cyricus (Kyrikos, Quiricus) and Julita (Julitta, Ioulitta) the Martyrs of Tarsus - Commemorated on July 15
Icon of Sts. Cyricus and Julita the Martyrs of Tarsus (Icon courtesy of www.eikonografos.com used with permission)
The little boy Cyricus cried, seeing his mother being tortured, and wanted to go to her. The governor Alexander tried to sit him on his lap, but the boy broke free and shouted, "Let me go to my mother, I am a Christian." The governor threw the boy down from the high tribunal and kicked him down the stone steps. The boy struck his head on the sharp edges and died.
Apolytikion of Sts. Cyricus and Julitta in the Fourth Tone
Blessed Julitta, Christ God's rational ewe-lamb, with holy Cyricus, her three-year-old offspring, stood at the judgment seat and with authority and great boldness they proclaimed the true Faith of the Christians. In no wise were they afraid of the threats of the tyrants; and now in Heaven, wearing precious crowns, they both rejoice as they stand before Christ our God.
Kontakion in the Fourth Tone
As the Martyr of Christ God, the chaste Julitta, in her arms bare Cyricus, she cried out in the stadium with manful courage and boundless joy: Thou art the strength of the Martyrs, O Christ my God.
(taken from: http://goarch.org/chapel/saints_view?contentid=128)
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!