The Holy Virgin-Martyrs Alexandra, Claudia, Euphrasia, Matrona, Juliania, Euthymia and Theodosia
Commemorated on March 20
The Holy Virgin-Martyrs Alexandra, Claudia, Euphrasia, Matrona, Juliania, Euthymia and Theodosia were arrested in the city of Amisa (on the coast region of the Black Sea) during the time of the persecution against Christians under the emperor Maximian Galerius (305-311). Under interrogation they confessed their faith and were subjected to cruel tortures for this. They scourged and beat them with canes, cut off their breasts, after which they were suspended and torn at with sharp hooks. Finally the holy virgins were burned alive in a red-hot oven (+ 310).
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