St. Evanthia icon
Orthodox icon of Saint Evanthia.
Commemorated September 11.
The Holy Martyr Evanthiawas the wife of St Demetrius and the mother of St Demetrian. St Demetrius was a prince and prefect of the city of Skepsis in the Hellespont. When St Cornelius the Centurion came to Skepsis to preach the Gospel St Demetrius and his entire family were converted by St Cornelius and baptized. The pagans threw them into prison where they were starved to death.
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