October 29, 2018

Synaxarion of the Holy Martyr Melitini

St. Melitini the Martyr (Feast Day - October 29)


Melitini stood naked in court,
As one who is triumphant through love of the Lord.

Saint Melitini, after she was accused of being a Christian before the ruler of the land, stood before him. First her face was beaten, then her entire naked body was exposed. In this way she stood as one who is led in triumph through Christ for many hours in the middle of the court. Standing naked in this manner, she ridiculed the ruler and his idols. The blessed one considered it an honor, to be a recipient of dishonor for Christ. After being tormented with many torments, she was kept unharmed. Finally she was wounded all over with a sword, and in this way delivered her soul into the hands of God.