The Church commemorates Saint Basil the Confessor, who was notable for the struggle against iconoclasm, Hieromartyr Proterius, who lived in the 5th century and was Archbishop of Alexandria, and New Virgin-martyr Kyranna, who sacrificed herself for her love in Christ during the Ottoman rule in Greece.
The life and martyrdom of St. Kyranna demonstrate, especially instructive for our time, that the Church, as the body of Christ, will never stop to give birth to saints. Coming from a village in the Thessaloniki area, she was extremely revered and notable for her exterior and interior beauty. When she refused to succumb to the intense pressure and threats of a janissary, who wanted to marry her, she was accused in the court of Thessaloniki that she allegedly promised to convert into Islamism.
To every threat, imprisonment and all the tortures, Kyranna firmly replied that she was a bride of Christ and for his sake, she was ready to sacrifice her life.
The saint reposed in the Lord in the prison in AD 1751.
Source: Church of Cyprus