Saint Theodora of Alexandria

detail of a print of Saint Theodora and Saint Didymus exchanging clothes in the brothel; 1712 by Jan Luken; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Christian woman who, during the persecutions of Diocletian, refused to sacrifice to idols and claimed that she remained celibate as she was wed to God. She was ordered by antiChristian governor Eustratius to be turned over to a house of prostitution. There Saint Didymus changed clothes with her so she could escape. She was later re-captured and executed. Martyr.



MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theodora of Alexandria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 June 2020. Web. 13 June 2021. <>