24 July 2007

Saint Christina of Tyre

Commemoration - July 24

Prayer - Mighty and loving God, you kindled the flame of your love in the heart of your holy martyr Christina of Tyre. Grant that we, your servants, may be filled with a faith as strong and powerful as the faith that sustained her in the midst of her trail. May we rejoice in her triumph, learn from her example, and always cling to your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Readings - No appointed readings.

Biography - Saint Christina was from Tyre in Syria, the daughter of a pagan named Urban. Enlightened in her heart to believe in Christ, she broke her father's idols, made of gold and silver, and distributed the pieces to the poor. When her father learned this, he punished her ruthlessly, then cast her into prison. The rulers subjected her to imprisonments, hunger, torments, the cutting off of her breasts and tongue, and finally impalement, in the year 200, during the reign of the Emperor Septimius Severus.


Anonymous February 12, 2008 at 9:52 PM  

I am completing a research paper for my confirmation in April on a Saint i chose for my Saint name.
I Chose Christina because my name is Christine.

I do believe you are mixed and/or confusing the two Saints Christina of Tyre and Christina Anicii of Bolsena.

Extensively i've tried to pinpoint the story of Christina of Bolsena;

i belive i have succeeded.

Please check your article and your sources. Try searching the two different names, and compare the similarities.


Father Robert Lyons February 12, 2008 at 10:17 PM  

Thanks for your comment. The Syriac Churches, both those in communion with Rome and those that are not, have commemorated St. Christina as being from Tyre from ancient times. As you point out, the stories are similar. Some suggest the Christian of Bolsena is a revision of Christina of Tyre's story, suited for Latin speakers, and vice versa. We will probably never know for sure.

Nevertheless, the biographical information provided comes from ancient Syriac sources - particularlly the Synaxarion Readings for her feast day.


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christina October 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM  

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