St. Euanthia with Her Husband and Son, at Skepsis


Commemorated on September 11

The Holy Martyr Euanthea was the wife of St. Demetrius and the mother of St. Demetrian.

St. Demetrius was a prince and prefect of the city of Skepsis in the Hellespont. When St. Cornelius the Centurion came to Skepsis to preach the Gospel, St. Demetrius and his entire family were converted by him and baptized. The pagans threw them into prison where they were starved to death.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)