St. Domnica of Constantinople


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Commemorated on January 8

Saint Domnica came from Carthage to Constantinople in the time of the holy Emperor Theodosius the Great. She was baptized by Patriarch Nectarius and entered a women’s monastery.

Through strict and prolonged ascetic efforts, she attained high spiritual perfection. The saint healed the sick, demonstrated power over the natural elements, and predicted the future. By her miracles, she moved inhabitants of the capital towards concerns about life eternal and the soul. Adorned by virtues, the saint departed this life a spotless virgin in her old age.

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