The Holy Martyr Felicitas and her seven sons
(January 25)

Condemned to death for her Christian faith in 164, in the reign of the Emperor Antoninus, together with her seven sons, she begged God only that she should not be killed before her sons, so that she might be able to encourage them in their torture and death not to deny Christ. And so it came to pass, by the providence of God. This mother joyfully bade her sons farewell one after the other, until she had seen all seven executed. Then she also, with thanksgiving to God, embraced a martyr's death. They all suffered in Rome, where their relics are preserved.

* From "The Prologue from Ochrid", by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic - Lazarica Press - Birmingham 1985
Four Book Edition - Translated by Mother Maria - Dates based on old church calendar.
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