St. Nina

St. Nina 

She was born, according to the Orthodox hagiographic literature about 280 - year in colostrum, Cappadocia. Her father, Zebulun was a relative of the Great Martyr George, and her mother Susanna was the sister of the Patriarch of Jerusalem. According to legend, went to Iberia (the territory of modern Georgia) to find Lord coats. Her teacher told her Nianfora tions for how coats Lord was moved from Jerusalem in Mtskheta. But the main goal, which has been commissioned by the Virgin Mary herself is to enlighten Iberia. Nina wanted to go to the country where it coats the Lord to find the grave of Sidonia, which was buried coats Lord, to bow before the coats and then devote himself to preaching the gospel to the inhabitants of Iberia. God appeared to St. Nina in her visions, blessed her and the Virgin Mary miraculously she filed a cross from the vine.

According to the "Life of St. Nina in 303 - so, to save themselves from the persecution of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, St. Nina, Ripsimiya, Gaia and a few girls - Christians fled. When they are already in the territory of Armenia, Tiridates king received a letter from Diocletian which talks about fugitives and unusual beauty of Rapsimiya. king of Armenia wanted to have beauty, but was refused, so he ordered to destroy all virgins. Saved was only by St. Nina. and she herself went on his way in Iberia.

Her sermon led to Christ throughout Georgia. She died on 14 January, probably about 335 years. Her relics are kept under lock and key in the female Bodbiyski Monastery in Kakheti, Georgia.

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