Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

Elena Terekhova
05.10.2015

Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

According to Dimitry of Rostov,holy Veronicasuffered with her sister and mother during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. It happened in the year 304. After this, Konstantin signed an edict that everyone can convert to Christianity at their own discretion.

Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

But the number of executions, despite the new law, still did not change, and the pagans continued to pursue Christians. However, during the life of Veronica, persecution was still allowed, and she and her family had to flee from Syrian Antioch to the city of Edes. Therefore, now the holy martyr is called the Eden.

But Saint Veronica was captured by the warriors and sent back to their homeland. However, on the way, Veronica, her sister and mother, prayed to God, accepted a martyr's crown, jumping into the river. Thus, they deprived the pleasure of cruel pagans to observe their torture.

Veronica's memorial day in Orthodoxy is celebrated on July 15 In the biography of this saint there is an indication of the attainment of the Man-made image of the Savior.Despite the fact that the day the memory of Veronica is mentioned in the Orthodox calendar, it is not indicated in the official calendar of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Tradition says that Saint Veronica once touched the edge of the robe of the Savior and received healing. About this case tells the Gospel of Matthew. From the biography of the saint it is known that when Christ was led to Calvary, she wiped His face with a handkerchief with a handkerchief, and the image of the Savior remained on the cloth.

There is a version that she was one of the disciples of Christ and, unable to constantly accompany Him, ordered the artist to have the image of Jesus, and this image began to have the gift of healing. With his help, the emperor Tiberius received healing.

According to Christian traditionholy Veronicaconsidered pious jewish. There is an assumption that her name comes from the Latin "vera icon", which means "true image". The way of life of the saint became an example of high piety and deep faith for Christians. She is honored as the patroness of photographers - this was the imprint of the face of Jesus Christ on her scarf.

Veronica, holding a scarf, is depicted in icons and paintings among a cluster of evil people,who surrounded Christ before His martyrdom on the cross. The appearance of a pious virgin among the torturers is distinguished by the subtlety and nobility of facial features.

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The life of holy martyrs and martyrs who suffered for Christ was and remains an example of piety for believers. The church honors the memory of such people, urging us to become like them, to strive with all our hearts to God, to have such faith that will help us in the future to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.


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  • Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety

    Saint Veronica - an example of Christian piety