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Coptic Synaxarium (Coptic Orthodox Calendar)

6 Apip
(The Sixth Day of the Blessed Month of Abib)

 

The Martyrdom of St. Theodosia and her companions

On this day also, St. Theodosia, mother of St. Proconius, along with two prefects and twelve other women, were martyred. When Theodosia heard that her son became Christian, and the Emperor had tortured him severely until he was close to death, she went to see him. She found them bringing him out of prison and all his wounds were healed. She and all those who were with her marvelled. They all cried saying, "We believe in the God of Proconius." The Emperor ordered their heads cut off and they received the crown of martyrdom.

May their prayers be with us, and Glory be to God forever. Amen.

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