Saint of the Week

Venerable Theodora and her daughter Theopiste



(Commemorated on August 3rd)


Venerable Theodora and her daughter Theopiste

Commemorated on August 3

Saint Theodora was born in Aegina. After her marriage, she and her husband moved to Thessaloniki because of the raids of the Saracens. After her husband's death she entered the Monastery of Saint Stephen with her daughter Theopiste. She lived a life of great virtue and reposed in the year 892.

Although the commemoration of these saints is on August 29, their celebration was moved to August 3 because of the Feast of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.