The Church commemorates St. Martyr Tatiana was beheaded by Emperor Alexander Severus because he was a Christian and courageously confessed her faith in the Lord. She came from Rome and her father was elected consul.
Saint Tatiana was made a deaconess in one of the churches and it is said that she also was a discipline of Peter and Paul.
She had a prominent position among Christians considering that she was a descendant of an illustrious family and most importantly that she was preaching with plenty of zeal. However, idolaters could no longer put up with a woman of aristocratic origin, who was not worshipping idols and was steadfast in her faith in the Lord.
When the persecution of the Christians began, Saint Tatiana was arrested and brought before the king. She entered with him into an idolatrous temple, where she began praying to God and suddenly there was an earthquake. The wooden idols were smashed into pieces, and part of the temple collapsed. For this reason, she was fiercely tortured. They threw her into the fire, but the fire did not harm her. Then, even the beasts did not harm the Saint. Finally, she was beheaded.
The martyrdom of Saint Tatiana stresses the position and significance of woman as an equal with man in terms of courage and boldness towards the persecutors of the truth.
Source: Church of Cyprus