Olympia the Deaconess

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Saint Olympia, deaconess of Constantinople is commemorated by the Church July 25.

The name 'Olympia'

The name 'Olympia' is a variant on the Greek name 'Olympias', the feminine of 'Olympos'.

In Ancient Greece, 'Olympos' was the "home of the twelve gods", of which the true meaning is not known.

Born 361

Olympia, was born into a wealthy family with high rank. Her father was, Count Anysios Secondos and her mother's name was Alexandra Seconodos.

Cricial relationships

  • Patriarch Gregory of Constantinople, 329 - 389 AD.
  • St John Chrysostom