Icons of Our Holy Mother Lucy
Feast: Dec. 13
St. Lucy was born of noble
parents in Syracuse, Sicily. When she refused marriage to a suitor
during Diocletian's persecution of Christians, he denounced her as a
believer. The governor sentenced her to be defiled in a brothel, but
after she prayed she became fixed with an immense weight by the power
of the Holy Spirit, so that no number of men was able to budge her from
her spot. She was condemned to the flames, but the flames did not harm
her. Finally, she was stabbed in the throat with a dagger and so she
gave her spirit up to God. Holy Martyr Lucy, pray to God for us!
Top Icon: by the hand of Aidan
Hart, Oecum. Patriarchate, UK.
Icon: by the hand of Mother Justina, Greek Old Calendarist convent of
St. Elizabeth, Etna, California, with permission.
Next Icon: mosaic from the
ancient basilica of St. Apollinaris at Ravenna in Italy.
Next Icon: by the hand of
iconographer Elisabeth Lamour.
Bottom Icon: by the hand of
Fr. Gregory Abu-Asali, Buena Vista, Colorado.