St Placilla the Empress.

Commemorated September 14 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

The wife of the Emperor Theodosius the Great, she was a true Christian in both thought and deed.

She was especially distinguished by her help to the poor and the sick. When someone told her that this was not consistent with her imperial dignity, she replied: 'It befits the imperial state to help with money; my personal endeavours (towards the poor) I give to Him whose good will it was to give me this state.'

She entered peacefully into rest in about 400.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK





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