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Justina (Saint)
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[German Version]

The figure of Justina is closely linked to the account of the magician Cyprian. In this account, transmitted since the 4th century, the conversion narratives of Justina and Cyprian of Antioch are interwoven. Justina hears the preaching of a deacon and becomes a Christian, along with her parents. As a “bride of Christ,” she rejects a pagan's marriage proposals. When he asks Cyprian for assistance, Justina renders the magic ineffective through prayer and the sign of the cross. At the end of the account, Justina becomes a deaconess and the leader of an asketerion. The third …

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Bergjan, Silke-Petra, “Justina (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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