St. Glykeria

The martyrdom of St. Glykeria.

Glykeria, a woman of Roman noble origin, who was born in Trajianoupolis was a Christian convert.  According to the information survived by her biographers, she was ordered to offer a sacrifice to god Zeus but she refused and instead of this she prayed so fervently in the name of Jesus Christ that the statue of god crashed to the floor and smashed into pieces. She was then pelted by stones, sent to prison and subjected to many more tortures. However, her pursuers did not manage to put her to death as she was protected by God’s power. She was then transferred to Heraclea where she was thrown into fire and eventually cast to lions. In 1966 a splendid church was built to her commemoration within the Spa area and May 13  is devoted to her memory.