The Holy Martyrs Victoria,

Leonid, Nika, Galina, Chariessa,

Callis, Nunechia, Vasilissa and Theodora

April 29th (April 16th Old Calendar)

These glorious saints were thrown into the sea, but it refused to receive them. They walked upon the sea as if it were dry land and sang praises to God: 'I have won one battle, O Lord, and the soldiers have persecuted me, O Lord, and I have not denied Thee, O Lord; save Thou my soul!' The pagans were at first astounded to behold this, but they then tied stones around their necks and again threw them into the deep, where they were drowned. They all suffered with honor for Christ our King and Lord in the year 281. 


Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church

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