The Holy Martyress Poplia (Publia) the Confessor, Deaconess of Antioch
Commemorated on October 9
The Holy Martyress
Poplia (Publia) the Confessor, Deaconess of Antioch, early became a widow,
and with all her strength she turned to raising up her son John in the
Christian faith. John became a presbyter, and Poplia for her prudent and
ascetic life merited the dignity of deaconess. She took under her guidance
widows and young women desiring to devote themselves to the service of God, and
she organised a monastery in her home. During the time of the persecution of
Christians under the emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363), Saint Poplia with
the sisters denounced the reprobate.
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