What was the nationality of St. Theodosia of Constantinople?
In which Century was St. Theodosia of Constantinople born?
St. Theodosia of Constantinople was born in the seventh century in answer to her parents' fervent prayers. Unfortunately, she was later orphaned when her parents died, and she went to live in a monastery.
How many nuns did Theodosia of Constantinople lead to the defense of the icon of Christ hung over the main door of the community?
When King Leo the Isaurian took over the throne, he ordered the destruction of all holy icons. One such icon was the bronze statue of Jesus above the Bronze Gates. When a soldier walked up a ladder to take down the icon, Saint Theodosia and 12 other women rushed to stop him. They ended up saving the icon and killing the soldier.
True or False: The ruler of Constantinople was overthrown during the feast of St. Theodosia.
In which women's monastery was St. Theodosia raised?
After her parents died, Saint Theodosia went to The Monastery of the Holy Martyr Anastasia.
In which year did the iconoclast Patriarch Anastasius order the removal of the holy icon?
Where was the body of the holy virgin martyr reverently buried?
While all the women with Saint Theodosia were killed, she experienced a more tragic punishment. After receiving regular whippings and then was killed with a ram’s horn.
On which date does the Catholic Church celebrate St. Theodosia of Constantinople's memorial?
True or False: Saint Theodosia of Constantinople was a Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox saint.
True! While the Catholic Church celebrates her Feast day on July 18, the Eastern Orthodox church moved it to May 29.