Feast Day - September 16th
The Icon portrays St. Euphemia as a young woman dressed in black and
holding a cross. Black is the color of monastic's. She was not a nun but was a Virgin
Martyr which is symbolized her young features and by the black veil. The cross is the
cross of martyrdom
Troparion in tone 4
O Jesus, Your lamb Euphemia
Calls out to You in a loud voice:
I love You, O my Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure suffering.
In baptism I was crucified and buried with You,
Suffering for Your sake so that I may reign in You,
And dying so that I can live with You.
Now accept me as a pure sacrifice,
For I have offered myself in love.
By her prayers, save our souls, since You are merciful!
Kontakion in tone 2
You have appeared as bright lamps, Holy Martyrs!
Illumine the whole Creation with the brightness of your miracles!
Deliver it from infirmity and drive away the deep darknessS,//
Always interceding before Christ God for us all!
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