- His wife, Natalia spoke these words to St. Adrian as he was being tortured, "You are blessed, my lord, because you have believed in Christ. You have obtained a great treasure. Do not regret anything earthly, neither beauty, nor youth, nor riches. Everything worldly is dust and ashes. Only faith and good deeds are pleasing to God."
- Body set aflame but rain put out the fire
- Saint Natalia brought his severed hand to Argyropolis
- Patron saint of soldiers, butchers, epilepsy, against plague, and weapons
- St. Adrian of Nicomedia feast days are September 8, March 4, and August 26
- Shrines in Argyropolis, and Geraardsbergen, Belgium are dedicated to St. Adrian of Nicomedia. The Church of St. Adriano al Foro in Rome is named after St. Adrian.
St. Adrian of Nicomedia Patron Saint of Soldiers
Many Christian soldiers wear Saint Adrian of Nicomedia medals, praying to him for safety while they are away from home, in combat, or in military training. Many times, a St. Adrian of Nicomedia pendant is given to a new recruit before leaving for basic training as a reminder of God’s love and the sacrifices St. Adrian made for his faith. Wearing a Saint Adrian of Nicomedia necklace gives soldiers the strength to carry out their duties both in defense of their country and Jesus Christ.
Prayers to Saint Adrian of Nicomedia and Saint Natalia
Troparion (Tone 4) (Orthodox Christian Church of North America)
Your holy martyrs Adrian and Natalia, O Lord,
through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God.
For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries,
and shattered the powerless boldness of demons.
Through their intercessions, save our souls!