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holy Martyrs dwelt in Italy in the reign of Hadrian (117-138). They
came of a rich and devout family and their mother Sophia brought them up
in the Faith, Hope and Love of the names she had given them. Word of
their admirable manner of life reached the Emperor who, hearing they
were in Rome, sent soldiers to bring them before him. Considering their
tender years, he was amazed at how steadfast in the faith Sophia’s
daughters were, and thinking it was only by supporting one another that
they were able to hold their own against him, he put them to the
Pistis (Faith), who was twelve years old, was brought in first. She
boldly dismissed the tyrant’s flatteries and deprecated his shameless
deeds and vain plots against the Christians. The infuriated Emperor had
her stripped, mercilessly beaten and her breasts torn off, whence milk
not blood flowed forth. The other tortures she endured were to no
avail, for she was protected by the power of God. When, at last, they
came to strike off her head, Sophia encouraged her to accept with joy
the death that would unite her to Christ.
Elpis (Hope), who was ten years old, was brought in next.
Confessing Christ as steadfastly as her sister, she was beaten and cast
into a raging furnace, but its fire went out on touching her, in whom
love of God burnt with a fiercer flame than material fire. After many
other tortures, she too died by the sword, giving thanks to God.
Agape (Love), the third of the sisters, was then summoned before
the Emperor whom anger had maddened. She was only nine years old
but of the same steadfast mind as her sisters. She was hung on
a gallows and chained so tightly that her limbs were broken by
the bonds. She was then thrown into a furnace, from which she
was delivered by an angel, and finally, beheaded. Sophia rejoiced
in spirit to see her daughters so gloriously making their way
to the abodes of the righteous but, overwhelmed by earthly sorrow,
she gave back her soul to God a few days later at their tomb.
Their memories are celebrated on September 17.
Portions of the preceding text are from “The
Synaxarion: The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church”
by Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos Petra, and translated from the
French by Christopher Hookway
Upcoming Events and Services
Constantine & Helen, Equal-to-the Apostles
May 21, 2013
Orthros & Divine Liturgy
May 21, 2013 9 am
Basiliscus the Martyr, Bishop of Comana
May 22, 2013
Michael the Confessor, Bishop of Synnada
May 23, 2013
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May 23, 2013 4:30 pm
Symeon the Stylite of the Mountain
May 24, 2013
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