Christian mythology

St. EUPHROSYNE

Christian Saint

Also known as Euphrosyne of Alexandria

Cross-dressing monkess

To avoid marriage she dressed herself as a man and joined a monastery near Alexandria, becoming Brother Smaragdus.

So good was her disguise, and so convincing a monk was she, that her own father went to confession for many years without realizing that the confessor was his own daughter.

One day she fell ill. With death approaching, she finally revealed her identity to her astonished dad. To prevent the awful scandal should a monk with woman’s bits be discovered dead in bed, they swapped places.

She left the monastery, while her father became Brother Smaragdus in her place. So her secret identity would be safe to this day, if we didn’t know it.

P.S. We have mislaid her dates. Or may never have had them to start with.

St. Euphrosyne Facts and Figures

Name: Euphrosyne
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Euphrosyne of Alexandria

Gender: Female
Type: saint
Birth and Death Dates: ???-???
Celebration or Feast Day: January 1st

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Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 23972

Article last updated on 30 November 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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