St. Epicharis of Rome


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Commemorated on September 27

The Holy Martyr Epicharis lived in Rome during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284-305). For her steadfast confession of Christ as Savior, she was subjected to tortures – she was suspended and attacked with iron hooks, and was then beat with rakes.

The holy martyr prayed, and an angel of God struck down the torturers. St. Epicharis received the martyr’s crown when she was beheaded.

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