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Church of St. Glykeria in Traianoupolis

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    Monument Name Church of St. Glykeria in Traianoupolis
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    Location Name Traianoupolis in Evros
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  • Short Description
    Short Description St. Glykeria was born and lived in the 2nd century AD in Traianopolis, when Antoninus Pious (138-161) was emperor in Rome and Sabine king of the area. She converted to Christianity at an early age, loved Christ and developed a strong Christian and catechetical activity among fellow citizens.
    Once that the ruler of the area offered sacrifices to idols, St Glykeria, after carving the sign of the Holy Cross on her front, was presented before him and confessed publicly her faith in Jesus Christ. The ruler invited her to deny Christ and to sacrifice to idols. St. Glykeria, after praying to Christ, shattered and crushed the idols.
    After this event the pagans stoned her with rage, horribly tortured her and finally thrown her to the beasts, where she died. Her relics were buried in Heraclea of Marmara. The Church honors the courageous young lady who, by the grace of God, has remained a faithful Christian, sacrificing her life and confessing Christ. It was the year 161 AD in Traianopolis. The memory is celebrated on May 13th.
    In the village Loutra, located close to ancient Traianopolis, in 1966 an austere church was erected in honor of the saint, which attracts many people each year in her celebration.

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