St. Julitta, Martyr, at Caesarea


Commemorated on July 31

St. Julitta lived at Caesarea in Cappadocia during the reign of Emperor Diocletian in the third century.

A certain pagan stole all her property, and when Julitta turned for relief to the courts, the pagan reported to the judge that she was a Christian, which placed her outside the law’s protection.

The judge demanded that Julitta renounce Christ, for which he promised to return her unlawfully taken property. St. Julitta refused, and for this she was burned to death in 304.

St. Basil the Great wrote an Encomium to St. Julitta seventy years after her death as a martyr.

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