Sainte Artemia de Rome la fille de Dioclétien (+309) & Sainte Alexandra la impératrice et épouse de Dioclétien (+303) – French

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Rome, Ville des Martyrs

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Sainte Artemia de Rome

la fille de Dioclétien (+309)

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Sainte Alexandra de Rome

la impératrice et épouse de Dioclétien (+303)

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Sainte Alexandra de Rome, morte le 21 avril 303, est une martyre de l’Église.

On connaît la vie de sainte Alexandra à travers les hagiographies de saint Georges transmises jusqu’à nous, où elle est nommée comme impératrice et épouse de Dioclétien. Elle reconnaît sa foi au Christ au moment des souffrances de saint Georges et son époux la condamne pour cela à mourir par l’épée.

Elle est souvent représentée dans les icônes de saint Georges.

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Saint Marcel Ier Pape de Rome (+309)

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Saint Marcel Ier, natif de Rome, fut le 30e Pape de l’Église de Rome du 27 mai 308 au 16 janvier 309. Il succédait à Marcellin (296-304) après quatre ans de vacance du siège pontifical, à une époque où les persécutions contre les chrétiens (Persécution de Dioclétien) étaient très importantes.

Saint Marcel Ier dut réorganiser le culte dans des bâtiments provisoires, les églises ayant été saccagées sous Dioclétien, en établissant vingt-cinq presbytéraux à Rome. Il dut aussi gérer le cas des chrétiens apostats, qui avaient renié le Christ depuis la persécution de l’empereur Dèce et aurait exigé d’eux un acte de pénitence.

L’empereur Maxence, irrité contre le franc-parler de saint Marcel, l’aurait réduit à l’état d’esclave et transformé en palefrenier.

Saint Marcel fut surpris en train de célébrer la messe dans la demeure d’une Dame. L’empereur Maximien fit transformer la riche demeure en étable et condamna le pontife à garder les bestiaux.

Saint Marcel Ier est probablement mort le 16 janvier 309 et aurait été enseveli à Rome, dans la catacombe de Priscille où reposent de nombreux martyrs.

Il a été canonisé et est fêté le 16 janvier. Il est le saint patron des grainetiers.

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Sainte Alexandra de Rome

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Saint Virgin-Martyr Artemia of Rome the daughter of Emperor Diocletian & Saint Martyr Alexandra of Rome the wife of Emperor Diocletian of Rome (April 21, +303 & June 7, +309) 

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Saint Virgin-Martyr Artemia of Rome (+303)

the daughter of Queen St Alexandra & Emperor Diocletian of Rome

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St Marcellos I Bishop of Rome (+309)

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Saint Alexandra of Rome (+303)

the mother of St Artemia & wife of Emperor Diocletian of Rome

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Rome the City of Martyrs

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Saint Virgin-Martyr Artemia of Rome martyred in 309 in Rome, the City of the Martyrs, along with many Christians. Before 6 years martyred her mother Saint Queen Alexandra the wife of  Emperor Diocletian in Nicomedia in Asia Minor (+303).

Saint Virgin-Martyr Artemia of Rome (+309) was the daughter of the Emperor Diocletian, and suffered from demonic oppression. Learning that the prisoner St Cyriacus the Deacon could heal infirmities and cast out devils, the emperor summoned him to the sick girl. In gratitude for healing his daughter, the emperor freed Cyriacus, Smaragdus and Largus. Soon the emperor sent St Cyriacus to Persia to heal the daughter of the Persian emperor.

Upon his return to Rome, St Cyriacus was arrested on orders of the emperor Galerius, the son-in-law of Diocletian, who had abdicated and retired as emperor. Galerius was very annoyed at his predecessor because his daughter Artemia had converted to Christianity. He gave orders to drag St Cyriacus behind his chariot stripped, bloodied, and in chains, to be shamed and ridiculed by the crowds.

St Marcellus I Bishop of Rome, denounced the emperor openly before everyone for his cruelty toward innocent Christians. The emperor ordered the holy bishop to be beaten with rods, and dealt severely with him. Sts Cyriacus, Smaragdus, Largus, and another prisoner, Crescentian, died under torture. And at this time the emperor’s daughter Artemia and another twenty-one prisoners were also executed with St Cyriacus the Deacon.

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Saint Alexandra of Rome (+303)

the mother of St Artemia & wife of Emperor Diocletian of Rome

April 21

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Saint Alexandra of Rome — Christian martyr and saint, known from “Martyrdom of Saint George” as either Emperor Diocletian’s wife.

Saint Alexandra was the wife of the Emperor Diocletian and was secretly converted to Christianity. While Saint George was being tortured, Alexandra went to the arena, bowed before him and professed her faith openly. When she questioned whether she was worthy of paradise and of martyrdom without being baptized, Saint George told her “Do not fear, for your blood will baptize you.” She was denounced a Christian and imprisoned on her husband’s orders in Nicomedia, then sentenced to die.

Her husband was so outraged by her conversion that he is said to have uttered “What! Even thou hast fallen under their spell!” Alexandra quietly accepted her sentence and prayed as the guards walked her to the place of execution. She asked if she could rest for a moment. The guards allowed this. She rested by the place of Saint George’s execution at Nicomedia’s City Wall.

Her three servants Apollo, Isaac and Codratus went to prison with her, the first two died of hunger while the last was beheaded with her on April 21, 303 a.d. Her feast day is usually celebrated on April 23, when she is commemorated at the same time along with the soldier martyrs Anatolios and Protoleon and the 630 others who were martyred for professing faith while witnessing George’s martyrdom.

Source:

Wikipedia

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Holy Icons of Saint Alexandra of Rome (+303)

the mother of St Artemia & wife of Emperor Diocletian of Rome

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