Thursday, December 3, 2015

"The Martyr Barbara, who was called by God..."

St. Barbara the Great Martyr (source)
The Martyr Barbara, who was called by God, said as she suffered in the stadium: "Though the current tortures are terrible, O judge, I would not trade the things of heaven for those of the earth. Therefore, cut, tear apart the flesh, and deliver me over to fire, while I rejoice to depart for Christ, my Bridegroom." Through her intercessions, Savior, send down upon us Your mercies, and save those who celebrate her struggle with faith.
-Idiomelon of the Praises, in the Second Tone, by Byzantios.
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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