St. Seraphima, Virgin Martyr, of Antioch
Commemorated on July 29
During the persecution against Christians started by the emperor, Governor Virilus gave orders to bring St. Seraphima to trial. She fearlessly went to the executioner at the first summons. The devoted Sabina accompanied her.
Seeing the illustrious lady, Governor Virilus at first set the maiden free, but after several days he again summoned St. Seraphima and began the trial from which she received a martyr’s crown.
By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)