Seven Women Martyrs along with St. Irenarchus at Sebaste


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Commemorated on November 28

These seven women martyrs suffered for Christ at Sebaste during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284-305). A witness was St. Irenarchus who saw them bravely endure torture. He marveled at this because the women showed great courage in standing up to the tyrant.

Illumined by divine grace, St. Irenarchus confessed Christ. First he endured trials by fire and water, then he was beheaded along with the seven holy women in 303.

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