Virginmartyr Lucy of Syracuse ☨304

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Virginmartyr Lucy of Syracuse, December 13th/26th

We call upon Saint Lucy to intercede before the Lord that He may deliver us from diseases of eyes and from blindness.

The name Lucy (Lucia) is derived for the Latin word for light (lux), and so she is often invoked for afflictions of the eyes. Saint Lucy is regarded as the patron saint of eyesight and of the blind. There is a tradition that she was blinded by her torturers, and the church of San Giovanni Maggiore in Naples even claims to possess her eyes.

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Wearing the radiant cloak of virginity / And being betrothed to the Lifegiver Christ / You forsook the love of your earthly betrothed / O Lucy Virgin-Martyr / Therefore as a bridal gift / You have brought to Christ the outpouring of your blood / You also intercede to Him for us all!

Sources

Antiochian.org: St. Lucy of Syracuse

Orthowiki: St. Lucy of Syracuse

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