January 14 – Saint Macrina
She was grandmother to Saint Basil and it seems that she had been the one to educate him. Macrina and her husband suffered much Roman persecution and had to go into hiding. They suffered hunger and cold temperatures, but they did not leave their faith. After seven years, they were able to return home, but during the next persecution, everything was taken from them.
Up to what point are you willing to defend your faith?