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This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Theodósios (Θεοδόσιος)”, composed of two elements: “theós ‎(θεός)” (divine, a deity, a god, God) plus “dídōmi ‎(δίδωμι) / dósis ‎(δόσῐς)” (giving, a gift, license, permission, offer, grant, allow). In turn the name means “giving to God, the gift of God”. 1) Saint Theodosius of Pechersk, also known as Theodosius of Kiev (~1029-1074), brought the Cenobitic (or coenobitic) monasticism in Ukraine founded with Saint Anthony of Pechersk, the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (monastery of the caves). It is revered by the Russian Orthodox Church that celebrates the liturgical commemoration on May 3, for the Catholic Church's feast day is celebrated on May 10. 2) Saint Theodosia of Constantinople an Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Saint and martyr who lived in the seventh and eight centuries. Theodosia was a nun living at a monastery in Constantinople. On January 19, 729, at the very beginning of the iconoclastic persecutions, the emperor Leo III the Isaurian ordered that an icon of Christ which stood over the Chalke Gate of the imperial palace be removed.

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