St. Gorgonia, sister of St. Gregory the Theologian


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Commemorated on February 23

St. Gorgonia, the sister of St. Gregory the Theologian, was distinguished for her great virtue, piety, meekness, sagacity, and toil. Her house was a haven for the poor.

The mother of five children, she died around the year 372 at the age of thirty-nine. Her last words were, “In peace I will both lie down and sleep” (Psalm 4:8).

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