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Holy Great-Martyr of Christ and most wise Catherine of Alexandria

Holy Great-Martyr of Christ and most wise Catherine of Alexandria was intelligent, wise, and a good Christian. She was the outstanding woman of her time and place.

Biography

25 November - Holy Great-Martyr of Christ and most wise Catherine of Alexandria belonged to a noble and wealthy family. Her great intelligence, wisdom, and faith made her an equal to the great philosophers of the city and attracted influential men including the Emperor Maiximin (Maximianus).

Also, St. Catherine was a virgin of greaty beauty.

She was martyred about the year 305. St. Catherine was condemned to die on a wheel with the nails sticking out so that as the wheel turned the nails would cut into her body. However, at her touch, this instrument of torture was miraculously destroyed. Then, she was beheaded.

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

Troparion (TONE 8)
O Jesus, your Lamb Catherine cries out to You with great love: "O my Bridegroom, I long for you in great pain, I am crucified with You, and in baptism I am buried with You. I sufffer for your sake in order to reign with You, I die for You in order to live in You. Accept me as an immaculate victim, since I am immolated for your love." Through her intercession, O Merciful One, save our souls!"

More information

Great-martyr St. Catherine Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Feasts of Major Saints

St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Encyclopedia

Ikon

Great-martyr St. Catherine Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Feasts of Major Saints


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