Saint Sosipatra

Commemorated on November 9

      Saint 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.
      Saint Evstolia died in the year 610, and Saint Sosipatra – in the year 625.

© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.