Commemorated on January 31
The Holy Martyr Tryphaina came from the city of Cyzicus. She tried to
convert the pagans to Christ, and was arrested for this. When threats
and flattery had no effect on her, she was tortured. They threw her into
a red-hot oven, tied her from a high tree, threw her onto sharp spears.
Then they took her away to be devoured by beasts, but the Lord
preserved her unharmed. Finally, she was killed by a mad bull.
Women who have difficulty nursing their babies pray to St Tryphaina.
TROPARION - TONE 4
Your holy martyr Tryphaina, O Lord, / Through her sufferings has
received an incorruptible crown from You, our God. / For having Your
strength, she laid low her adversaries, / And shattered the powerless
boldness of demons. / Through her intercessions, save our souls!
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