Holy Martyr Leonida
July 8th (June 25th old calendar).
The information regarding the Holy martyr's death of the nun Leonida and other nuns who suffered with her are very sketchy. In the year 310, for her Faith in Christ, the nun Leonida was beheaded. The nun Livia was burned and Saint Eutronia died during her tortures.
Troparion to St. Leonida Tone 3
Like a fragrant rose of asceticism/ thou didst breathe forth the myrrh of Christ./ Wherefore He has glorified thee as a righteous martyr, O Leonida./ Intercede with Him for those who cry:/ Rejoice, noble and blessed Martyr.
Kontakion to St. Leonida Tone 3
Thou wast adorned with the grace of virginity and the beauty of martyrdom,/ O Febronia, Bride of Christ./ Thou didst bear thy lamp and run to thy Bridegroom/ and wast crowned with incorruption./ Pray for those who faithfully praise thee.
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