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Philothei of Athens

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:The Saint became known for her mercy and sympathy.
*1589 - She had a martyric end in 1589. During the Ottoman Greece period, many women were enslaved and required to be part of the Muslim Turkish harems. During this period, some Turkish rulers of Ottoman Greece wanted to include the nuns of her convent into the harems. This conflicted with their religious beliefs and they refused to be taken captive and convert to the Muslim faith. Due to this, she received a martyric end.
*Mother Philothei was glorified as a saint by [[Patriarch Matthew II]]. In this procedure, she was called 'Righteous' only.

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