Saint Tatiana

Saint Tatiana 

On January 12 the Orthodox Church honors St. Tatiana. She was born in Rome in the family of famous parents - her father was consul three times. It was a secret Christian and educated daughter unto godliness. When they reach adulthood, Tatiana wanted to spend his life in chastity, as is dedicated to Christ. One day, however, the Roman emperor forced the young woman to make a sacrifice in the temple of Apollo. Profess the Christian faith, she refused to obey and began to pray to God. The strength of her sincere words broke the statue into a thousand pieces. Following the brutal torture, which they wanted to force her to renounce Christ. But every day, when her tormentors came back, she found Tatiana strong and invincible and it continues to pray to God to forgive them and open their eyes to Him. Miracle shaken the Roman soldiers and they fell on their knees, repented and asked her to forgive them. Emperor angry more and slain soldiers and Tatiana threw hungry lions. To his great surprise, though beasts do not touch, and started to caress her feet in. I finally ordered to be beheaded. Because of the inhuman torture, which is exposed church has canonised as Saint Martyr Tatiana.

Saint Tatiana is considered the patroness of students in Russia her holiday called Tatyanin day, January 12 (January 25 Old Style) is celebrated as a day of Russian students.

Today name-day celebrate Tatyana and Tanya. Is alive and well your name! Cheers!

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