Flavia Domitilla Remembered

Me: Daggon’ is this not the hottest day.

Prodigal: We will have to find some shade before we take a load off.

This is from the book Great Women of the Christian Faith by Edith Deen

Flavia Domitilla was important as a niece of the Emperor Domitian. Her husband, Titus Flavious Clemens, was the emperor’s cousin and was appointed consul by him. Both Flavia and her husband were accused of atheism because they refused to worship the emperor as a god. Since they rejected the state of religion, and could not plead the excuse of being Jews, they were branded as atheists,

Flavia not only suffered for her faith in being a Christian but also for giving aid and shelter to the needy, for burying dead martyrs, and for reading the Bible. As soon as her husband’s consulate ended in 95 A.D., Domitian ordered that he be put to death for refusing to assist in the persecution of Christians. Flavia was spared death but was forced to endure a long and lonely martyrdom on an island in the Mediterranean Sea near Naples.

1 John 2:28

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.

Jennifer Van Allen



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