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St. Eugenia of Rome

An icon of St. Eugenia of Rome.

The Icon

Feast Day - December 24th.

Saint Eugenia is shown in dark clothing and holding the cross of martyrdom. Her name means "noble" in Greek. She was born in 280, the daughter of the Duke of Alexandria, Egypt, and embraced Christianity secretly in her youth.

When her parents found out, she underwent much persecution but remained faithful and eventually her father, Philip, was also converted.

Troparion in tone 4

Your lamb Eugenia, O Jesus,
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 so that I might reign in You,
And died so that I might live with You.
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 4

You left the passing glory of the world to follow Christ,
Keeping spotless the brilliance of your soul,
O inspired Martyr Eugenia, worthy of all praise!

For information concerning the life of St. Eugenia of Rome please click here