April 16, 2019

Synaxarion of the Holy Martyr Irene of Corinth

St. Irene the Martyr (Feast Day - April 16)


You lived in peace O Martyr Irene,
Though you died not in peace but by the sword.

She contested during the time of Pascha in the land of Greece, namely the Morea, when Saint Leonides was martyred with the holy women. With the Christians of that time she was glorifying God in a separate church, and this was made known to the ruler, for which she was arrested and placed in prison. She was then taken out of prison, had her tongue cut out, and her teeth were extracted from the root. Finally, she was beheaded, and the blessed one went up bearing a crown into the heavens.