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

Martyr Marina and Saint Martyr Anastasia

Dionisy's frescoes. Martyr Marina and Saint Martyr Anastasia

Saint martyr, born in Antioch into a family of a pagan priest. During the persecution of Christians under the emperor Diocletian (284-305), at the age of 15 she was put into prison and after long tortures she was beheaded. Feast day: 17 (30) July.

Saint martyr who was martyred during the persecution of the Christians under the Roman emperor Decius (249-251). After long tortures she was beheaded with a sword. Anastasia of Rome is commonly named the Senior as opposed to the Junior who suffered later under the emperor Diocletian. Feast day: 29 October (11 November).