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St. Gorgonia, sister of St. Gregory the Theologian


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 (