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St. Catherine the Great, Martyr

An icon of St. Catherine the Great, Martyr.

The Icon

This icon depicts St. Catherine the Great. Her feast day is celebrated on November 24th. She was martyred in the year 305 AD.

Feast Day - November 25th.

Troparion in tone 4

By your virtues as by rays of the sun you enlightened the unbelieving philosophers,
and like the most bright moon you drove away the darkness of disbelief from those walking in the night;
you convinced the queen, and also chastised the tyrant,
God-summoned bride, bless-ed Catherine.
You hastened with desire to the heavenly bridal chamber of the fairest fairest Bride-groom Christ,
and you were crowned by Him with a royal crown;
standing before Him with the angels, pray for us who keep your most sa-cred memory.

Kontakion in tone 2

Let all of us who love to honor the martyrs
form a great choir in praise of the most wise Catherine,
for she preached Christ and trampled the serpent,
despising the knowledge of the orators!

To view the Life of St. Catherine the Great, please click here