The Holy Martyr Theodota.

Commemorated September 17 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

She endured eight years of harsh torture on the part of the governor, Simplicius, who finally went out of his mind.

She was beheaded with the sword in the time of the Emperor Alexander Severus, in about 230.

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

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