St. Tryphaina at Cyzicus


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Commemorated on January 31

The Holy Martyr Tryphaina came from the city of Cyzicus in Asia Minor. She tried to convert the pagans to Christ, but was arrested.

When threats and flattery had no effect on her, she was tortured. She was thrown into a red-hot oven, tied from a high tree, and thrown onto sharp spears. She was then taken away to be devoured by beasts, but the Lord preserved her unharmed. Finally, she was killed by a mad bull.

Women who have difficulty nursing their babies pray to St. Tryphaina.

Troparion (Tone 4) –

Your holy martyr Tryphaina, O Lord,

Through her sufferings has received an incorruptible crown from You, our God.

For having Your strength, she laid low her adversaries,

And shattered the powerless boldness of demons.

Through her intercessions, save our souls!

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)