Friday, May 09, 2014

Martyrs Callinike and Aquilina of Lycia

Saints Callinike and Aquilina were converted by St. Christopher, and suffered for Christ.

St. Christopher was brought before the emperor, who tried to make him renounce Christ, not by force but by cunning. He summoned two profligate women, Callinike and Aquilina, and commanded them to persuade Christopher to deny Christ, and to offer sacrifice to idols. Instead, the women were converted to Christ by St. Christopher. When they returned to the emperor, they declared themselves to be Christians.Therefore, they were subjected to fierce beatings, and so they received the crown of martyrdom.


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