Icon depicting St. Glyceria
|Virgin and Martyr|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church|
According to Christian legend, she was forced to pay tribute to a stone statue of Jupiter but it was destroyed while she stood before it. The virgin was imprisoned for this, then sentenced to be torn apart by wild animals. She, however, was not torn apart. Before the animals could render her any harm, Glyceria died a virgin martyr in Heraclea. Her relics reputedly poured fourth the substance known as the Oil of Saints, and her name means "sweetness".
- (in Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Γλυκερία ἡ Μάρτυς. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
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