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Pelagia of Antioch

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Saint :''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.'' The holy and glorious [[Virgin-martyr]] '''Pelagia of Antioch''' is a virgin-was killed during the reign of the Emperor [[Diocletian]]. The Church celebrates her [[martyrfeast day]] on [[saintOctober 8]] in the Church.
She lived was born into a distinguished family in what is now the modern country of Turkey 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. Her feast is held  ==External links==*[ ''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))*[ Virginmartyr Pelagia of Antioch ([October 8[OCA]].)
[[Category:Syrian Saints]]
[[Category:Ante-Nicene Saints]]
[[Category:4th-century saints]]
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