Pelagia of Antioch
- Another Pelagia, also from Antioch, is commemorated likewise on October 8. She is known as Pelagia the Righteous, the Repentant, or the Venerable, rather than the Virgin-martyr.
She was born into a distinguished family in Antioch in the early fourth century. When she was around fifteen years old, a group of soldiers came to arrest her for being a Christian. When the soldiers attempted to sexually assault her, she jumped from her roof (or window) rather than face the dishonor it would bring her.
- Concerning Virgins Book 3, chapter VII. by St. Ambrose of Milan
- "Virgin Martyr Pelagia, Venerable Pelagia and Venerable Thais: Three Holy Responses to Sexual Immorality" Mystagogy (which quotes a large portion of St. John Chrysostom's homily "A homily on Pelagia, Virgin and Martyr," translated into English by Wendy Mayer, from the book Let Us Die That We May Live (pp. 148-161))
- [http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102903 Virginmartyr Pelagia of Antioch (OCA)