The Nun Theodora of Soluneia
Commemorated on April 5
The Nun Theodora
of Soluneia was born of Christian parents, Anthony and Chrysantha, living
on the island of Aegina. At mature age Saint Theodora entered into marriage,
and soon gave birth to a daughter. During an invasion of the Saracens (823) the
young spouses moved away to the city of Soluneia (Thessalonika). Here Saint
Theodora dedicated her daughter to the service of God in a monastery, and after
the death of her husband she also accepted monasticism at this monastery.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.