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Icons of St. Blandina, martyr

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Icons of St. Blandina of Lyons, early martyr (+177)

Feast: June 2

St. Blandina lived as a slave at Lyons, Gaul, in the 2nd century after Christ. She was one of the illustrious company of those martyred under the emperor Marcus Aurelius. She was apprehended together with her master, who was also a Christian. She endured every torment imaginable, to the extent that the tormentors confessed that they could not think of anything else to do to her. And to every question put to her, she gave the same answer: "I am a Christian, and we commit no wrong." Brought to the arena for fresh torments, Blandina was bound to a stake and wild beasts were released upon her but refused to harm her. She witnessed the podvigs of all her fellows, and was the last to suffer martyrdom, by being placed on a red hot grate, enclosed in a net, and thrown before a wild steer, who tossed her into the air with his horns. In this manner the great martyr of Christ received her crown. Holy Martyr Blandina, pray to God for us! 

Top Icon: of unknown provenance, with French inscription.

Next Icon: found in the chapel of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Drôme, France. From the site la-france-orthodox.net

Final Icon: of unknown provenance. 


 

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Last update: 07/20/2007