Dear Readers: A long time supporter of the Mystagogy Resource Center has informed me that they would like to donate $3000 to help me continue the work of this ministry, but they will only do it as a matching donation, which means that this generous donation will only be made after you help me raise a total of $3000. If you can help make this happen, it will be greatly appreciated and it would be greatly helpful to me, as I have not done a fundraiser this year. If you enjoy the work done here and want to see more of it, please make whatever contribution you can through the DONATE link below. Thank you!
(Total So Far - Day 9: $2680)

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.