Holy Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica

Matrona of Thessalonica. was the maid of a Jewish woman, Pantilla by name, who was the wife of a certain general at the city of Thessalonica. Whenever her lady went to the Jewish synagogue, Matrona followed her as well but she would not enter the synagogue. Instead, she turned away and went to the Church of the Christians. Because this was made known to her lady, the blessed woman was badly beaten and she was locked in prison. After she had spent a lot of days in prison, she commended her soul to the hands of God.