St. Thekla and Many Others who Suffered in Persia


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Commemorated on November 20

The Martyr Thekla suffered for Christ in Persia with St. Nerses and his disciple, Joseph; the bishops John, Saverius, Isaac and Hypatius; the martyrs Azades the Eunuch, Savonius, Thekla, Anna and many other men and women. They were executed in 343 during the persecution against Christians under Emperor Sapor II.

St. Thekla was one of many men and women who underwent torture, suffering and death for Christ.

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