Candle will be placed before the Icon of Holy Great Martyr Catherine of Alexandria (+305).
St. Catherine was born into a rich and powerful family in Alexandria in a time of great persecutions against Christians. She received a splendid education and because of her beauty, she had many seeking her hand in marriage. However, upon becoming a Christian she preferred to preserve her purity of body, mind and soul. And because she refused to deny her faith, she suffered terrible physical tortures and ultimately was martyred in the year 305.