Saint Natalia the Martyr, wife of Saint Adrian

Feast Day: August 26th


The Life of Saint Natalia: At the same time she emboldened Adrian and endowed him with strength to endure the pains courageously, so as not to betray Christ during his Martyrdom…

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Prayers

Apolytikion: Thou didst deem that Faith which hath Salvation to be riches never lost or plundered. Thou forsookest thy fathers’ impiety, and thou didst follow thy Master, becoming rich in His Divine gifts, O glorious Adrian. With the Godly-minded Natalia, who emboldened thee, entreat Christ God, O Martyr, that our Souls be saved.

Kontakion: Having wisely laid to heart all the Divine words of thy Godly-minded wife, Adrian, Martyr of Christ God, in torments thou strovest ardently; and with thy yoke-mate thou now hast received thy Crown.

Stichera: Adam’s spouse exiled him from Paradise, by the counsel of the serpent; but Natalia, the all-wise, led Adrian to Paradise with sacred talks, exhorting and teaching him to patiently toil, being a mediatress of Heavenly rewards and Eternal glory.

Doxastikon: O the ways of a God-loving woman! For she did not bring her husband corruption as Eve did Adam, but ushered in unbroken life for her spouse. Praising her with her husband, we cry out to Christ, grant us help, by the intercessions of Your Saints.



The names of the twenty-three Marytred Christians commemorated together with Saint Adrian and Saint Natalia are Anatolios, Anthimos, Antiochus, Gentelios, Eleutherios, Hermogenes, Evethios, Euretos, Eutychios, Theagones, Theodore, Thyrsos, John, Karteras, Claudius, Kyriakos, Marinos, Mardonius, Menodius, Platon, Synetos, Troadios and Pharetrios.

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