Book of Saints – Olympias – 17 December

Saint Olympias of ConstantinopleArticle

(Saint) Widow (December 17) (5th century) A lady of noble birth at Constantinople who lost her husband after only twenty months of married life, and thenceforward devoted herself to works of religion and charity. She was appointed a deaconess of the Church at Constantinople, and, devotedly attached as she was to the cause of the exiled Saint John Chrysostom, was herself persecuted on his account. Several Greek Fathers of her time speak in her praise. She passed away, as would seem, soon after A.D. 400.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Olympias”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 May 2016. Web. 29 July 2021. <>