Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara Nicomedia (Iznik), Antioch (Antakya) and Heliopolis all claim to have been her birth place, in the second half of the third century or early fourth. Converted to the Christian faith at a very young age, her father, Dioscorus, after trying hard to gain her back to the pagan rites, denounced her to the prefect of the city and himself executed the death sentence beheading her. The Passio Barbarae (the account of her martyrdom) refers that her father was struck by a lightning and died on the spot after killing his daughter. Her feast day falls on December 4.

Important Biblical Personalities

Saint Paul
Saint Peter
Saint Barnabas
Saint John
Saint Titus
Saint Timothy
Saint Barbara
Saint Nicholas
Saint Polycarp
Saint Helen
Saint Silas
Saint Margaret
Saint Blaise
Saint Philip
Saint Thecla
Saint Jacob
Saint Basil
Saint Ephraem
Virgin Mary
Saint Gregory Nazianzen
Saint Gregory of Nyssa
Saint Gregory the Illuminator
Constantine The Great