Our Holy Mother Eupraxia the Virgin.

Commemorated July 25 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

She was the daughter of a Constantinopolitan nobleman, Antigonus, and a kinswoman of the Emperor Theodosius the Great. With her mother, a young widow, she went to Egypt and travelled around the monasteries, giving alms and praying to God. The seven-year-old Eupraxia, in fulfilment of her burning desire, received the monastic habit in a women's monastery. As she grew older, she took on herself harsher and harsher asceticism, once fasting for forty days. She entered into rest in the year 413, at the age of thirty. She had great grace from God to heal the gravest sicknesses.

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

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