O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Together Even in Death


March 19-Sts. Chrysanthos and Daria
A virtuous couple are companions in life. Wherever the man goes, the woman goes with him; wherever the woman goes, the man goes with her. They exist to strengthen each other in Divine Love on the path to Heaven, since each one has as his only objective the salvation of the other. They strengthen each other in the practice of the faith even to the point of strengthening each other on the path to their martyrdom together.

Sts. Chrysanthius and Daria were a married couple that were martyred by being buried alive together in the yer 284 at Rome. Their relics were discovered by St. Damascus I, Pope of Rome a century later and transferred to the Church of the Holy Apostles Philip and James in the Lateran in the 9th Century by Stephen VI, Pope of Rome.