Saint Theodora the Empress

Saint Theodora the Empress
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Empress, married to the brutal and thuggish Emperor Theophilus; mother of Emperor Michael III. Widowed, she immediately put an end to the iconoclast persecutions. She governed the empire for 12 years but was banished when her drunken son took the throne, and spent the last eight years of her life in a monastery.

Died

  • 867 of natural causes

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theodora the Empress“. Saints.SQPN.com. 11 February 2013. Web. 20 September 2014. <>