Glyceria (saints)

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Glyceria ( Greek Γλυκερία, Glykeria ; † 177 in Herakleia ) was a Christian martyr and saint .

According to tradition, Glyceria was the daughter of a Roman consul or senator named Macarius. According to legend, she herself came from Trajanopolis in Greece and was a Christian virgin when she suffered martyrdom. The President Sabinus asked them to sacrifice to the Roman gods. Glyceria professed the Christian faith and prayed to God, whereupon the images of the Roman gods fell to the ground. She was hung by the Glyceria hair, tortured with iron claws and thrown into dungeon. When Sabinus moved to Herakleia, Glyceria was also brought there and thrown into an oven without this being able to benefit her. Eventually they were thrown to the wild animals. However, Glyceria died without showing any traces of injury to her body.

A church was built in Herakleia and consecrated to the saint . Their relics are venerated on Limnos . The saint's feast day is May 13th.


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