St. Eutropia of Alexandria


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Commemorated on October 30

The Martyr Eutropia suffered for Christ in Alexandria in about the year 250. She regularly visited Christians who were detained in prison and encouraged them to endure suffering with patience. For this, the saint was arrested.

At her trial, St. Eutropia firmly confessed her faith in Christ. As she was being burned with candles, a man appeared beside her and soothed her sufferings. He covered her with dew so that she would not feel the heat of the flames.

Shortly thereafter, she received a martyr’s crown as a result of her tortures.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)