Ss. Charissa, Nike, Galina, Kallista, Nunechia, Basilissa & Theodora


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Commemorated on April 16

The Holy Martyrs Charissa, Nike, Galina, Kallista, Nunechia, Basilissa and Theodora suffered on a Holy Saturday at Corinth in 258.

They were thrown into the sea, but they did not drown. Instead, they walked upon the water as if on dry land, singing spiritual hymns. The torturers overtook them in a ship, tied stones around their necks and drowned them.

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