Commemorated on November 9
Sosipatra, daughter of the emperor Maurice (582-602), being inclined
towards monasticism, met the Nun Evstolia at Blakhernai, in the church in
honour of the MostHoly Mother of God. After conversation with the saint,
Sosipatra finally decided to leave the world and give her will over altogether
to her guide, the Nun Evstolia. In the palace building, which the pious emperor
bestowed upon his daughter, there gradually emerged a monastery, known for its
strict monastic rule.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.