Day of remembrance of the holy martyrs of Vera, Hope, Lubovy and their mother Sofia (30/09)

Every year on September 30, according to the new style, Orthodox Christians celebrate the Day of Remembrance of the Holy Martyrs Faith, Hope, Love and their mother Sophia.

In the 2nd century, during the reign of Emperor Hadrian (117-138), the pious widow Sophia lived in Rome (Sophia means wisdom). She had three daughters, Faith, Hope and Love, who bore the names of the three main Christian virtues. Being a deeply believing Christian, Sophia raised her daughters in love for God, teaching them not to become attached to earthly goods.

The rumor about the belonging of this family to Christianity reached the emperor, and he wished to personally see the three sisters and their mother who raised them. All four stood before the emperor and fearlessly confessed their faith in Christ, risen from the dead and give eternal life to all who believe in Him.