Sep 15, 2018 · O most holy virgin, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ: by the overwhelming grief you experienced when you witnessed the martyrdom, the crucifixion, and the death of your divine Son, look upon...
Sep 15, 2022 · The martyrdom of the Virgin is set forth both in the prophecy of Simeon and in the actual story of our Lord’s Passion. The holy old man said of the infant Jesus: He has been established as a...
play’s popularity is its seemingly controversial adaptation of a medi-eval virgin martyr legend, a genre that was largely suppressed by the English Reformation. Following attempts in the 1570s by religious authorities to ban the cycles of mystery plays in English towns and cities, most if not all remnants of hagiographical drama had disap-
Sep 17, 2015 · Plot summary. The emperor Diocletian, failing to persuade the three virgins Agape, Chione, and Irena to renounce their Christian faith and sacrifice to the Roman gods, sends them to prison. Governor Dulcitius sees the girls' beauty and desires them so he commands that they be locked up in the kitchen.
The Martyrdom of the Holy Virgins Agape, Chionia, and Hirena ( Dulcitius ) tells the story of three Christian maidens pursued by a farcically lustful pagan governor and then tortured cruelly by the emperor — an ordeal that they survive without pain, gaining martyrdom in the process.
It is the foremost expression of Cyril's devotion to Mary, and is one of the first historical attestations of the salutation Χαῖρε ("Hail") being used to invoke the Virgin, a practice later standardised in Byzantine homiletics and hymnography such as the sermons of Chrysippus and Basil of Selecucia, and the Akathist hymn.
This volume contains modern translations of plays performed during the late Middle Ages in England about the lives of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. These plays provide a link between canonical Scripture, apocryphal and gnostic materials from the first centuries of Christianity….