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St. Patricia

An icon of St. Patricia.

The Icon

There are two listings for St. Patricia of Constantnople with feast days of March 13 and August 25th. I believe this Icon is of St. Patricia the Martyr dated 304 AD who Died under Diocletian.

St. Patricia was a noblewoman married to Macedonius. They had a daughter named Modesta. They were martyred for the Faith, together, about the year 304.

Saint Patricia of Naples (or Patricia of Constantinople) (Italian: Santa Patrizia) (died ca. 665 AD) is an Italian virgin martyr and saint. Tradition states that she was noble; she may have been related to the Roman Emperor. Some sources say that she was a descendant of Constantine the Great.[1]

Wishing to escape a marriage arranged by Constans II and become a nun, she went to Rome. There she received the veil from Pope Liberius. Upon the death of her father, she returned to Constantinople and, renouncing any claim to the imperial crown, distributed her wealth to the poor. She then planned to go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

However, a terrible storm shipwrecked her on the shores of Naples. Finding refuge on the tiny island of Megarides (the site of the present-day Castel dell'Ovo), the site of a smallhermitage, Patricia died shortly after from disease.

Feast Day - March 13th and August 25th

Troparion in tone 1

O Lord, by the sufferings of the saints,
which they endured for thy sake,
have compassion and heal all the sufferings of us who implore thee,
who art alone the Lover of mankind.

To view the Life of St. Patricia, please click here