(died 101 AD) are early 2nd century Christian martyrs venerated by the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church. Sarbel was a high priest at Edessa inMesopotamia; Barbe was his sister. They were tortured and killed for converting to Christianity under the Roman emperor Trajan.They were arrested for converting to the faith, and were tortured with red-hot irons prior to execution. Their feast day is January 29.
We should stand for our faith in boldness and courage for the love of God and to show to the whole world how we love God in all truth. Are you ready in taking up your cross even if it will cost your own life?
Almighty ever-living God,
who choose what is weak in the world
to confound the strong,
mercifully grant, that we,
who celebrate the heavenly birthday
of your Martyrs Saints Sarbelius and Barbea,
may follow their constancy in the faith.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen