Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Great Martyr Anastasia, Deliverer from Potions

St. Anastasia "went from city to city ministering to Christian prisoners. Proficient in the medical arts of the time, she zealously cared for captives far and wide, healing their wounds and relieving their suffering. Because of her labors, St. Anastasia received the name Deliverer from Potions (Pharmakolytria), since by her intercessions she healed many from the effects of potions, poisons, and other harmful substances." (Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese/OCA)

The Orthodox Church commemorates the Great Martyr Anastasia on December 22nd.

Read more about the life of St. Anastasia on the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) website or listen to an account of her life on Ancient Faith Radio.