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Saint Serapia (also called Seraphia or Seraphima of Syria) was a Roman slave and martyr who lived in the late 1st century. Serapia was born at Antioch of Christian parents. Fleeing the persecution of Emperor Hadrian, she went to Italy. Having taken a vow of chastity, she disposed of her property, distributed the proceeds to the poor, and entered the service of a wealthy Roman widow named Sabina, whom she converted to the faith. Sabina then withdrew with a few devout friends to one of her country seats near Vendina in Umbria, where they employed themselves in acts of devotion and charity. During the reign of Hadrian, Serapia was commanded to do homage to the gods of Rome. She refused and was handed over to two men so they could defile her, but her would-be assailants fell unconscious. The governor attributed her deliverance to sorcery. They then tried to burn her with torches. By command of the judge Virilus, she was beaten with rods and then beheaded by a sword. Sabina buried Serapia in her family tomb. Sabina met a similar fate not long after. The Basilica of Saint Sabina on the Aventine Hill originally bore a dedication to both saints.

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  • ID#: 295-046-079-SP1
  • Размер: 17 x 14 cm
  • Возраст: около 1900
  • Происхождение: Россия
  • Материалы: Темпера, позолота, цировка, левкас, дерево
  • Цена: $42520% скидка$340
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