We use cookies to analyze our website traffic. By continuing to use the site, you agree to our Terms and Policies

  • Daily Bread Thursday, October 9 Eighteenth Week after Pentecost Saint of the Day: The Holy Martyress Poplia the Confessor, Deaconess of Antioch St. Poplia early became a widow, and with all her strength she turned to raising up her son John in the Christian faith. John became a presbyter, and Poplia for her prudent and ascetic life merited the dignity of deaconess. She took under her guidance widows and young women desiring to devote themselves to the service of God, and she organized a monastery in her home. During the time of the persecution of Christians under the emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363), Saint Poplia with the sisters denounced the reprobate. When the emperor made his way to the house of Poplia, the sisters sang loudly the 113th Psalm, denouncing idol-worship. The soldie
    Comments: 0 Reposts: 0

    Leave a comment can only registered users.