Holy Great Martyr Catherine of Alexandria

An Eastern Orthodox Mission serving Lubbock, Texas

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The Holy Great Martyr Catherine was the daughter of Konstos, the governor of Alexandria, Egypt during the reign of Emperor Maximian (305-313). Living in the capital, the center of Hellenistic knowledge, and possessed of a rare beauty and intellect, Catherine received an excellent education, studying the works of the greatest philosophers and teachers of antiquity. Young men from the most worthy families of the empire sought the hand of the beautiful Catherine, but she was not interested in any of them. She told her parents that she would enter into marriage only with someone who surpassed her in nobility, wealth, comeliness and wisdom.

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The feast day of the Holy Great Martyr Catherine of Alexandria is celebrated on November 25th, according to the civil calendar is December 7th.