St. Thekla, Martyr, of Palestine, along with Ss. Agapius and Timothy


Commemorated on August 19

The Martyrs Thekla, Agapius, and Timothy suffered martyrdom at Caesarea of Palestine in 304 during the persecution under the co-emperors Diocletian and Maximian.

Sts. Agapius and Thekla were condemned to be eaten by wild beasts. After suffering in this manner, they received their heavenly crowns from Christ.

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