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Holy New Martyr Lygeri of Chios (+ 6 September 1822)

Throughout this ordeal Lygeri remained firm in her faith in Christ and constantly prayed to the Bridegroom of her soul. On their way to the pasha, when they reached a steep point, she caught hold of a wild plum tree with such strength, that it was impossible for the soldiers to peel her off the tree. They then began to abuse her, curse her and threatened to kill her on the spot if she refused to let go of the tree. She responded: “I was born a Christian and a Christian I will die. I will not change my faith. I refuse to go any further. Do with me as you wish.”