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May 19, 2020

Holy Martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia and Those With Her

St. Kyriaki of Nicomedia (Feast Day - May 19)


Prudently you escaped the eternal fire,
Which brings temporary pleasure Kyriaki.

In the city of Nicomedia during the reign of Emperor Maximian, six holy virgins suffered martyrdom for their faith in Christ. The principal one, named Kyriaki, having freely reproved Maximian for his impiety, was most severely scourged and lacerated, and then consumed with fire.