The Holy Martyr Leonidas and those with him: Chariessa, Nice, Galina, Callis, Nunechia, Vasilissa and Theodora
They were thrown into the sea, but it refused to receive them. They walked upon the sea as if it were dry land and sang praises to God: `I have won one battle, O Lord, and the soldiers have persecuted me, O Lord, and I have not denied Thee, O Lord; save nou my soul!' The pagans were at first astounded to behold this, but they then tied stones around their necks and again threw them into the deep, where they were drowned. They all suffered with honour for Christ our King and Lord in 281.
* From "The Prologue from Ochrid", by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic - Lazarica Press - Birmingham 1985
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