Saint Philothei of Athens is commemorated by the Church on [[February 19]].
== Overview of her life ==
* Philothei of Athens was born in the
year 1522 in the city of Athens and named ''''Revoula'''' (Regoula or Regille).* When she was twelve years old, she was courted by a leading man in the city (nobleman). :She was pressured into marriage out of duty to the family honour and inheritance.
*After three years, her husband passed away.:
Once married, this man turned out to be cruel and somewhat inhuman . He would inflict her with various punishments.
*When she was 25
y.o., both of her parents died.
:As an 'orphan' this freed Revoula to begin a more austere life. She strived for abstinence, vigilance and prayers.
*In a vision, Revoula was ordered to build a convent for women in the name of St Andrew, the First-called. :This convent is located at the present site of the Archdiocese of Athens, west of the church.
*Revoula is tonsured with the monastic [[Schema]] at the completion of the convent and received the name Philothei.
:The Saint became known for her mercy and sympathy.
== Miracles of the Saint ==
St Philothei of Athens was worthy of performing miracles during her life.
== The Convent of the Apostle Andrew ==
== The second Convent founded by the Saint ==
St Philothei also founded another convent in the same area as the Church of St Andrew. This is located on Lefkosia Avenue in Patesia, Greece. Nowedays, the convent has been converted into a hospital for incurable diseases.