December 4: The Great Martyr Barbara
Saint Barbara was killed by the hand of her own father. He cut off her head because he was a pagan and she could not allow herself to follow those errors.
Saint Barbara the Great Martyr
The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, the pagan Dioscorus, was a rich and illustrious man in the Syrian city of Heliopolis. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to his only daughter. Seeing Barbara’s extraordinary beauty, Dioscorus decided to hide her […]