This Martyr lived during the reign of Claudius II
(268-270). She was from Pisidia of Cilicia and was the only daughter of a
certain priest of the idols. On being orphaned by her mother, she was
handed over to a certain woman who instructed her in the Faith of
Christ. When she was fifteen years old, she was apprehended by the ruler
of Olmbrius, and when asked her name, homeland, and faith, she
answered: "My name is Marina; I am the offspring of the Pisidia; I call
upon the Name of my Lord Jesus Christ." Because of this she endured
bonds, imprisonment, and many whippings, and was finally beheaded in the
year 270. Saint Marina is especially invoked for deliverance from
Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
O Glorious Marina, once betrothed to the Logos, you relinquished
all worldly concerns and brilliantly gave struggle as a virginal beauty.
You soundly trounced the invisible enemy who appeared to you, O
Champion, and you are now the world's wellspring of healing grace.
Kontakion in the Third Tone
Adorned with the beauty of Purity, O Virgin; crowned with the
stigmata of martyrdom; stained with the blood of your struggles; and
brilliantly radiant with healing wonders, piously, O Marina, you
received the trophy of victory for your struggles.