Saint Thekla

Saint Thekla September 24 The Protonartyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thekla of Iconium, still a pagan, was betrothed at 18 years of age to the young Thamyris when she heard the preaching of the Apostle Paul in Iconium. She stayed at her bedroom window for three days where she could hear his blessed words. Being struck by the notion of preserving virginity for Christ, she decided she would no longer get married. Her decision despised by her mother and fiancé, they imprisoned the Apostle Paul, blaming him for Thekla's change of heart. Thekla secretly fled her house and found the prison [...]