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Myrope of Chios

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[[Image:MyropeofChios.JPG|right|thumbnail|Saint Myropeof Chios icon, Chios]]The Holy holy Great Martyr '''Myrope of Chios''' (or ''Myropea'') was born in the city of Ephesus during the third century. She lost her father at an early age, and her mother raised her in the Christian faith and is commemorated by the Orthodox Church on [[December 2]].
==Life==
Myrope lived at the beginning of the third century. She lost her father at an early age, and her mother raised her in the Christian Faith. Myrope frequently visited the grave of the Martyr Hermione ([[September 4]]), daughter of the holy Apostle Philip, took myrrh from her relics, and healed the sick with it.
During the persecution by Decius (249-251), Myrope went with her mother to the island of [[Metropolis of Chios|Chios]], where they spent their time in [[fasting]] and [[prayer]]. Once, by order of the cruel governor of the island, the soldier [[Isidore of Chios|Isidore]] ([[May 14]]), a man of deep faith and great piety, was martyred. Myrope secretly removed the body of the martyr and buried it. The soldiers, who had been ordered not to allow the Christians to take Isidore's body, were sentenced to death.
==See also==
* St. [[Isidore of Chios]]
* [[Basilica Monument of St. Isidore (Chios)]]
==Source==
* [http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewerFeastSaintsLife.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=103458/ The '''Orthodox Church in America''' Saint Viewer OCA: Martyr Myrope of Chios]
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