St. Christina - July 24 Your lamb Christina, O Jesus, Calls out to You in a loud voice: I love You, O my bridegroom, And in seeking You, I endure suffering. In Baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You, And died so that I might live with You. Accept me as a pure sacrifice, For I have offered myself in love. By her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.
St. Kyriaki (born in Nicomedia in 268 - died in Chalcedon on Jul. 7, 289) - Greek martyr who was executed during the Persecutions of Diocletian. Her defiance of pagan authorities and Roman officials made her popular with many converts. Her survival of many tortures and the miracles that accompanied them made her a leading Christian figure. She was beheaded for her faith.