St. Anthusa at Rome


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Commemorated on December 8

The Holy Martyr Anthusa, the wife of a Roman official, was baptized by St. Ambrose of Milan. When the city prefect’s wife suggested that St. Anthusa be baptized by an Arian, she refused.

As punishment, St. Anthusa was thrown into the fire, and received the crown of martyrdom.

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