Pelagia of Antioch

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Another Pelagia, also from Antioch, is commemorated likewise on October 8. She is known as Pelagia the Righteous, the Repentant, or the Venerable, rather than the Virgin-martyr.

The holy and glorious Virgin-martyr Pelagia of Antioch was killed during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian. The Church celebrates her feast day on October 8.


She was born into a distinguished family in Antioch 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.

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