Saint Christodoula was the mother of the three youths Urban, Prilidian, Epolonius who suffered martyrdom with the hieromartyr Babylas under the emperor Decius (249-251).
The emperor tried in all sorts of ways to entice the youths and their mother to renounce Christ, but in vain. Then, in a rage, he ordered each of them to be whipped with a number of blows corresponding to their age. The first received twelve blows, the second, ten, and the third, seven. Then he commanded all the martyrs be tied to a tree and burned with fire. Seeing the stoic bravery of the saints, the emperor finally condemned them to death by beheading with the sword.