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St. Glykeria

Glykeria was a 21 year old Christian girl whose prayers toppled a pagan idol in the second century. Her father was a Roman senator, so at first her Christianity was kept secret. After he died, she moved to Trajanoupolis. While there, she was summoned by the governor to offer sacrifices to Zeus. In front of the idol, she traced the sign of the cross on her forehead and the idol was broken into pieces. The pagans tried to stone her, but none hit her. Enraged, they suspended her by her hair, cut her, and sealed her in a prison for a period long enough that she would starve. An angel of God fed her and when the governor entered the prison, there were containers of milk, bread, and water. She was then burned in a furnace, but God preserved her again completely unharmed. Her scalp was cut as a torture and an angel healed it. This converted the prison guard and he was beheaded. Finally, she was thrown to lions and when one attacked her, she surrendered her soul. Miraculous, healing myrrh flowed from her relics.

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