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St. Anna, along with St. Thekla and Many Other Men and Women in Persia


Commemorated on November 20

St. Anna suffered for Christ in Persia with Bishop Nerses and his disciple, Joseph; Bishops John, Saverius, Isaac, and Hypatius; the Martyrs Azades the Eunuch, Savonius, Thekla, and Anna; and many other men and women. They were executed in 343 during a persecution against Christians under Emperor Sapor II.

St. Anna and many other men and women also underwent torture, suffering and death for Christ.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (