Holy Martyr Theodora of Vasta

Saint Theodora the Martyr September 11 The Holy Virgin Martyr Theodora of Vasta grew up in a village where the family would send the sons to fight in the army against the enemy. Having no boys in the family, Theodora decided to join the army to save her father from having to do so. Disguising herself as the soldier Theodore, she soon became one of the most valiant and brave soldiers. A woman soon developed lustful feelings for "Theodore" and claimed that he had impregnated her. Theodora was commanded to either marry the woman or be condemned to death. [...]