Piama of Egypt

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The holy and glorious [[Virgin-martyr]] '''Piama of Egypt''' (also ''Piamun'' or ''Piamon'') lived during the fourth century.  Her [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[March 3]].
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From the [[Prologue of Ohrid]]:
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:''For the sake of Christ she refused to marry, and gave herself to asceticism in her mother's house. She took only a little food every other day, and spent her time in prayer and meditation, being gifted with insight. She departed this life peacefully, commending her soul to the Lord, in about the year 377.'' [http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/prolog.cgi]
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==External links==
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* [http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100645 Virginmartyr Piama] ([[OCA]])
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* [http://www.touregypt.net/documents/lausiac7.htm#Chapter%20XXXVII Chapter XXXVII: Amma Piamun] from ''De Vitis Patrum'', Book VIII by Palladius, Bishop of Helenopolis, translated by Gentianus Hervetus.
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[[Category:Egyptian Saints]]
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[[Category:Saints]]
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[[Category:Martyrs]]
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