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Pelagia of Antioch
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:''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''' was killed during the reign of the Emperor [[Diocletian]]. The Church celebrates her [[feast day]] on [[October 8]].
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.
*[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf210.iv.vii.iv.vii.html ''Concerning Virgins''] Book 3, chapter VII. by St. [[Ambrose of Milan]]
*[http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2009/10/three-female-christian-responses-to.html "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]])
[[es:Pelagia de Antioquía]]
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