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St. Thekla

St. Thekla

Commemorated September 24

Troparion of St. Thekla, Tone 3

Inspired by the divine teacher's words thou wast inflamed with love for thy Creator. Thou didst disdain all earthly pleasures and endure wild beasts and fire. O glorious Thecla, companion of Paul, entreat thy divine Bridegroom to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion of St. Thekla, Tone 8

Radiant with virginity and adorned with the crown of martyrdom, thou wast a bearer of the Faith. Thou didst turn flames to dew and tame a wild bull by thy prayer, O glorious Thecla, first woman martyr.