Daniel | Prince of Moscow

● Orthodox/Catholic Remembrance Day: March 20
● Virgin, Martyr
● Died around 300 in Amisos in Pontus, today Samsun, Turkey

Claudia and Alexandra were courageous young women who lived in Amisium, a city located in
Asia Minor during the reign of the Roman Empire. They were followers of the Christian faith,
which was fiercely persecuted by the co-emperors, Diocletian and Maximian. Despite the
dangers they faced, Claudia and Alexandra remained steadfast in their beliefs and continued to
practice their religion in secret, along with a group of like-minded companions.
However, their clandestine activities were eventually discovered, and they were arrested by the
authorities. Maximian, in particular, was notorious for his brutal treatment of Christians and was
known to use extreme methods to force them to renounce their faith. Claudia, Alexandra, and
their companions were subjected to various forms of torture, including beatings, starvation, and
being thrown into boiling water.
Despite the excruciating pain, Claudia and Alexandra refused to give up their faith. Their
unwavering determination and resilience in the face of adversity continue to serve as an
inspiration today. Eventually, Maximian ordered their execution, and they died as martyrs for
their beliefs.
The story of Claudia and Alexandra is a testament to the power of faith and the courage of
individuals who stand up for what they believe in, even in the face of persecution and brutality.
Their legacy lives on and continues to inspire generations of Christians around the world.