Pelagia of Antioch

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Saint '''Pelagia of Antioch''' is a virgin-[[martyr]] [[saint]] in the Church.   
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The virgin-martyr Saint '''Pelagia of Antioch''' was killed during the reign of the Emperor [[Diocletian]].   
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
She lived in what is now the modern country of Turkey in the early fourth century.  When she was around fifteen years old, a group of soldiers came to arrest her for being a Christian.  When the soldiers attempted to sexually assault her, she jumped from her roof rather than face the dishonor it would bring her. Her feast is held on [[October 8]].
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She lived in what is now Turkey in the early fourth century.  When she was around fifteen years old, a group of soldiers came to arrest her for being a Christian.  When the soldiers attempted to sexually assault her, she jumped from her roof (or window) rather than face the dishonor it would bring her. The Church celebrates her feast on [[October 8]].
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==External link==
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102903 Brief life from OCA]
  
 
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The virgin-martyr Saint Pelagia of Antioch was killed during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian.

Life

She lived in what is now Turkey in the early fourth century. When she was around fifteen years old, a group of soldiers came to arrest her for being a Christian. When the soldiers attempted to sexually assault her, she jumped from her roof (or window) rather than face the dishonor it would bring her. The Church celebrates her feast on October 8.

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