This Martyr practiced the ascetic discipline in Nisibis of
Mesopotamia; she was of such great beauty that the report of her came
to the persecutor Selenus, and every attempt was made to make her deny
Christ. After many horrible tortures, she was cruelly dismembered by the
executioners, then beheaded, in the year 310 (or, according to some, in
302, during the reign of Diocletian).
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: O
my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, and with
Thy baptism am crucified and buried. I suffer for Thy sake, that I may
reign with Thee; for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: accept me
offered out of longing to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our
souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.
Kontakion in the Third Tone
In ascetic discipline, thou wast made fair as a virgin; then, O
famed Febronia, thou shonest forth as a martyr; with thy lamp in hand,
thou rannest unto thy Bridegroom, having watched through the night of
martyric sufferings. And since thou art crowned in glory, thou
intercedest for them that praise thee with faith.