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A Partial List of Women Deacon Saints

A Partial List of Women Deacon Saints

as found in the calendar of the Orthodox Church

These data were obtained from Women Deacons in the Orthodox Church, by Kyriaki Karodoyanes FitzGerald. She provides many more details about most of these saints.

Location Name of Woman Deacon Feast day
Alexandria St. Domnika Jan. 8
Nyssa, Greece St. Theosebia, wife of St. Gregory of Nyssa Jan. 10
St. Tatiana Jan. 12
Island of Kos St. Xenia, ‘the Merciful’ Jan. 24
Alexandria St. Apollonia Feb. 9
Corinth St. Priscilla Feb. 13
Nazianze, Greece St. Gorgonia Feb. 23
St. Platonida April 6
Rome St. Tryphena April 14
Persia seven women deacon martyrs May 16
Rome St. Junia or Julia May 17
Amnisa, Pontus St. Macrina, ‘the great teacher’ July 19
Constantinople St. Olympia July 25
Constantinople St. Irene ‘of Chrysovalantou’ July 28
St. Lydia August 3
Nazianze, Greece St. Nonna, wife of St. Gregory, Bishop of Nazianze August 5
Gaul St. Radegunde August 13
Corinth, Greece St. Phoebe September 3
St. Justina October 2
Antioch St. Poplia ‘Confessor of the Faith’ October 9
Joppa, Syria St. Tabitha October 25
St. Susanna December 15
Rome St. Melania ‘the Younger’ December 31
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