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St. ThomaisFeastday: April 14

Died: 476

Saint Thomais was an Egyptian martyr who was born and brought up in Alexandria. At fifteen she married a fisherman and moved to live with his family. She was an ardent Christian who was murdered by her father-in-law for refusing his unwanted and illicit attentions.

One day when her husband had went out fishing, her father-in-law tried to lead her into temptation out of lust for her. When she refused him with the teachings of the Bible, he threatened to cut her head off which she accepted willfully refusing to stay away from God’s teachings.

She was burried in a tomb in the monastries cememtry at the instruction of Saint Daniel of Skete. She is prayed to for deliverance from sexual impurity and to avoid temptations and lust.

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