October 12, 2015

Saint Domnina of Anazarbus

St. Domnina the Martyr (Feast Day - October 12)


Domnina's limbs and all her joints,
Did not deny the true faith.

Domnina lived during the reign of Diocletian (284-305). In 286, when Domnina was made to stand before Governor Lysias of Anazarbus (modern Anavarza, Turkey), she confessed Christ. Therefore, they thrashed her with raw bullwhips and burned her feet with fired iron implements. After beating her with rods, they broke her bones, dislocated her joints, and then cast her into jail. Thus, after much suffering, the martyr Domnina surrendered her holy soul into the hands of God.