The Holy Great Martyr Barbara + December 4


Let us honor the holy martyr Barbara, for as a bird she escaped the snares of the enemy, and destroyed them through the help and defense of the Cross.

-Troparion, Tone 8

Singing the praises of the Trinity, you followed God by enduring suffering; you renounced the multitude of idols, O holy martyr Barbara. In your struggles, you were not frightened by the threats of your torturers, but cried out in a loud voice: “I worship the Trinity in one God-head.”

-Kontakion, Tone 4

Read the life of St. Barbara

Read about The Custom of "St. Barbara's Branch" in Europe