St. Pelagia

1) Young woman from Tarsus who was martyred during the rule of Diocletian in 288. Because she refused to renounce her faith and marry the emperor's son she was roasted to death.
Orthodox nameday: 4/5

2)..."the Penitent", also called Marina, from Antioch was originally a pagan, but converted and was baptised by a bishop called Nonno. She then dressed as a man and went to Jerusalem where she lived a life of penance. She died peacefully.
Orthodox nameday: 8/10

St Pelagia the Penitent (2)

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