ORTHODOX SAINT VALENTINE
The Real Life of Saint Valentine (+269)
February 14, January 19 & July 6
(Also, his feast day in the Greece & in the East is January 19 & July 6)
The ancient martyrology of the Church of Rome marks February 14th as the remembrance of “the martyr Valentine, presbyter of Rome” (Valentinus means “vigorous” in Latin).
The Martyrdom of Saint Valentine in Rome
Saint Valentine lived in Rome in the third century and was a priest who helped the martyrs during the persecution of Emperor Claudius II the Goth. The great virtue and catechetical activities of the Saint had become familiar. For this he was arrested and brought before the imperial court.
“Why, Valentine, do you want to be a friend of our enemies and reject our friendship?” asked the emperor.
The Saint replied “My lord, if you knew the gift of God, you would be happy together with your empire and would reject the worship of idols and worship the true God and His Son Jesus Christ.”
One of these judges stopped the Saint and asked him what he thought about Jupiter and Mercury, and Valentine boldly replied, “They are miserable, and Continue reading “Saint Valentine the Priest-Martyr of Rome (+269) an Orthodox Saint, the Mariagge & the Love – Feast days: February 14, January 19 & July 6”