Saints Capitolina and Eroteis Holy Martyrs of Cappadocia
The saints Capitolina and Eroteis lived in the third century in Cappadocia, during the rule of Emperor Diocletian and the governor of Cappadocia, Zilikinthus. Capitolina was descended from a noble and wealthy family, and Eroteis was her maid. Both women piously believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. Capitolina, wanting to be closer to God, gave all her possessions to the poor, and she set all her slaves free. Only faithful Eroteis remained with her mistress.
Upon learning that the noble Capitolina was openly confessing Christ and doing works of mercy for the glory of the Crucified One, the pagans seized and imprisoned her. They began to demand that the saint renounce her Christian faith and sacrifice to the Roman gods. But Capitolina refused to bow down to the soulless idols, and because of this she was beheaded.
The faithful maid Eroteis, who had defended her mistress, was beaten with sticks and was also killed by the sword.
Saints Capitolina and Eroteis were martyred for Christ in the year 304.
October 27 (new calendar) / November 9 (old calendar) is the feast day of the martyrs Capitolina and Eroteis of Cappadocia.