The figure of Saint Evdokia as part of a monumental painting program in Cyprus is rather a unicum.
Evdokia’s life comes in agreement with the salvific context of the narthex. This is probably the reason she was chosen instead of the other two saints who share the same name with her. She is commemorated on 1st of March as a martyr in the Orthodox Church. She was a beautiful woman, taking advantage of her charm, as a prostitute. She later repented and converted to Christianity, changing her life drastically to austere penance. According to her Vita, she was able to perform resurrection miracles and along with the weight given to penitence and redemption in the Menaion on her feast day, contributes to the promotion of the principal message conveyed through every depiction, salvation.


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Digital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology

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Digital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology
Library of Cyprus University of Technology

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Digital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology

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Απαγορεύεται η δημοσίευση ή αναπαραγωγή, ηλεκτρονική ή άλλη χωρίς τη γραπτή συγκατάθεση του δημιουργού.

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Ioannides, Marinos, “Saint Eudokia,” Αψίδα, accessed November 13, 2019, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/45320.