Domnina of Anazarbus

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Saint Domnina of Anazarbus
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Martyr
Died 286 AD
Anazarbus, Asia Minor
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church; Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast October 12

Saint Domnina is venerated as a Christian martyr by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.[1] According to tradition, she was a native of Cilicia who was imprisoned at Anazarbus and repeatedly beaten on the order of the Roman prefect Lysias (or Licius).[1] She was then burned with fire.[1] She died in prison.[1]

According to one source, “The Roman Martyrologist must have used a corrupt manuscript in which Lycia was substituted for Lysias, as he places St. Domnina’s martyrdom in the Province of that name.”[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "St. Domnina of Anazarbus". Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. 2000-9. Retrieved May 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ Benedictine Monks, Book of the Saints (Published by Kessinger Publishing, 2003), 84.