The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Northern Lengthwise Nave. South View

Martyrs Kyrikos and Julitta

Dionisy's frescoes. Martyrs Kyrikos and Julitta

Martyrs from Iconium in Asia Minor. A widow of a noble family, Christian, mother of three-year-old Kyrikos left her home during the persecution of the emperor Diocletian. Around 305 they were detained in Tarsa for confessing Christianity and killed: first they killed Kyrikos in front of his mother, then after tortures Julitta. The relics of Kyrikos and Julitta were recovered under the emperor Constantine the Great. Feast day: 15(28) July.