Saint Glyceria
Saint Glyceria.jpg
Icon depicting St. Glyceria
Virgin and Martyr
Born Roman Empire
Died 177, Heraclea, Propontis
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized pre-congregation
Feast 13 May

Saint Glyceria (died ca. 177, Heraclea, Propontis) — early Christian saint, Roman virgin, who suffered as a martyr for her faith in Christ in the II Century, during the time of a persecution against Christians under the emperor Antoninus (138-161).

She was descended from illustrious lineage: her father Macarius was the city-governor of Rome, and afterwards he resettled to the Thracian city of Trajanopolis. Hence, she grew up in Trajanopolis where she converted to Christianity. She was forced to pay tribute to a stone statue of Jupiter but it was destroyed while she stood before it. The virgin was imprisoned for this, then sentenced to be torn apart by wild animals. She, however, was not torn apart. Before the animals could render her any harm, Glyceria died a virgin martyr in Heraclea. Her relics reputedly poured fourth the substance known as the Oil of the Saints, and her name means "sweetness".

She is honored on May 13 (Easter Orthodox liturgics). She is primarily recognized as an Eastern Christian Saint, and has fallen out of popularity as a Catholic Saint.

External links

ru:Гликерия Ираклийская

sr:Света Гликерија uk:Свята Гликерія

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