Barbara of Heliopolis

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Our holy mother among the saints Barbara of Heliopolis', hailed from the city of Heliopolis [1] lived during the reign of the impious tyrant Mazimian (286-305).


The martyrdom of St. Barbara [2]


  1. Heliopolis, is today known as Baalbek. It was a well known Syrian city located between Lebanon and the mountain ranges of anti-Lebanon. In 1924, it became part of Lebanon and was named Baalbek.
  2. Barbara is pronounced Varvara