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Procla (Claudia) the Wife of Pontius Pilate

October 27

The Holy Martyr Procla (or Procula) was the wife of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect under whom Christ was crucified. She is mentioned in the gospels, accounting that she had a dream of the innocent Christ, and pleaded with Pilate that he have nothing to do with him, i.e. not to condemn him to death. After the Resurection, Procla was baptised a Christian (her Roman name was Claudia and many texts often refer to her by this name). According to tradition, Saint Procla spread the Word of God even unto death, earning for herself a martyr’s crown.