St. Claudia, along with Sts. Alexandra, Euphrasia, Matrona, Juliania, Euphmia and Theodosia


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Commemorated on March 20

The Holy Virgin Martyrs Claudia, Alexandra, Euphrasia, Matrona, Juliania, Euphemia and Theodosia were arrested in the city of Amisa (on the coastal region of the Black Sea) during the persecution against Christians under Emperor Maximian Galerius in the fourth century.

Under interrogation, they confessed their faith and were subjected to torture. The pagans scourged and beat them with rods, and cut off their breasts. After this, they were suspended and torn with sharp hooks. Finally, the holy virgins were burned alive in a red-hot oven in the year 310.

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