Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SAINT COINTHA

St. Cointha

Cointha of Alexandria
 Also known as Quinta
 Feast day: February 8

Death: 249


Martyr of Alexandria, Egypt, also called Quinta. She was martyred in the reign of Emperor Trajanus Decius by being dragged through the streets of Alexandria with her feet tied to a horse.

During the reign of Emperor Philip, mobs at Alexandria, Egypt, ranged the streets torturing and killings Christians. Among their victims was the young maiden Quinta who was scourged and stoned to death when she refused to sacrifice to pagan gods or tied to a horse's tail and dragged through the street until she was dead . Saint Cointha is pictured as a maiden stoned and dragged by a horse. Often she is fastened to the tail of the horse and dragged by her feet.

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