Having received an angry refusal, the emperor gave orders to subject the saint to terrible tortures and then throw her in prison.
Catherine of Alexandria
The Empress Augusta, who had heard much about the saint, wanted to see her. Having prevailed upon the military-commander Porphyry to accompany her with a detachment of soldiers, Augusta went to the prison. The empress was impressed by the strong spirit of St. Catherine, whose face glowed with Divine grace. The holy martyr explained the Christian teaching to the newly-arrived, and they in believing were converted to Christ.
On the following day they again brought the martyr to the judgement court where, under the threat of being broken on the wheel, they urged that she recant from the Christian faith and offer sacrifice to the gods. The saint steadfastly confessed Christ and she herself approached the wheels; but an angel smashed the instruments of execution, which broke up into pieces with many pagans passing nearby.
Having beheld this wonder, the empress Augusta and the imperial courtier Porphyry with soldiers confessed their faith in Christ in front of everyone, and they were beheaded. Maximinus again tried to entice the holy martyr, proposing marriage to her, and again he received a refusal. Catherine firmly confessed her fidelity to the heavenly Bridegroom, Christ, and with a prayer to him she herself put her head on the block under the sword of the executioner. The relics of St. Catherine were taken by the angels to Mount Sinai. In the 9th or 10th century, through a revelation, the incorrupt relic of the holy martyress were found and transferred with honour to the church of Sinai monastery , built by the holy emperor Justinian the Great in the 6th century.
To this day, the Great Martyr's venerable head and left hand are presented for veneration by the Fathers of the Holy Monastery for the veneration of the faithful. Some believe that St.
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Catherine along with St. Mercurius the Great-martyr was celebrated originally on November 24 , whereas the holy Hieromartyrs Clement of Rome and Peter of Alexandria were celebrated on the 25th. The belief that St. Catherine's feast day was changed to November 25 at the request of the Church and Monastery of Sinai , so that the festival of Catherine, their patron , might be celebrated more festively together with the leavetaking of the Presentation of the Theotokos , is contradicted by original documents at the Sinai Monastery.
The Slavic churches, however, continue to commemorate these saints on the dates as mentioned above. Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. Holy Transfiguration Monastery, p. Her feast day is Nov. Her patronage includes students, unmarried girls, apologists and many more as well as many places around the world. Little is known about St.
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He is one of the three archangels. Gabriel is mentioned in both the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible. First, in the Old Testament, Gabriel appears to the prophet Daniel to explain his She is also recognized as the Great Martyr and Saint by Catherine was born in Florence in Her baptismal name was Alexandrina, but she took the name of Catherine upon entering religion. From her earliest infancy she manifested a great love of prayer, and in her sixth year, her father placed her in the convent of A personal encounter with Mother Alphonse Marie Eppinger inspired "conversions which were far more miraculous than the raising of the dead," recounted her spiritual director, Father Jean-David Reichard.
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