Juliana of Nicomedia

  • ● Orthodox Remembrance Day: December 21
    ● Name means: from the julian family (Latin.)
    ● Virgin, Martyr
    ● Patroness: in childbirth and infectious diseases
    ● Attribute: the devil at your feet
    ● Born around 285 in Nicomedia, today Ízmit, Turkey
    ● Died about 304
    According to legend, Juliana refused to marry the son of the city prefect Eulogius of Nicomedia,
    was therefore accused of being a Christian, then stripped naked, beaten with rods, hung by the

    hair and – after liquid lead was poured on her head – tied up, finally thrown into the dungeon. In
    angelic form, the devil appeared to her, but she heard only a voice from heaven, recognized,
    tied up and beat the devil with the chains that fell away from her. When she was taken out of
    the dungeon, she pulled the handcuffed man behind her and threw him into the latrine in the
    marketplace. She was now stretched onto the wheel, which was destroyed by an angel who
    healed her; it was then placed in a cauldron of boiling lead but remained undamaged; she was
    eventually beheaded. The devil appeared and had to flee; the judge drowned with 30 men on a
    sea trip.