Thecla (Ancient Greek: Θέκλα, Thékla) was a saint of the early Christian Church, and a reported follower of Paul the Apostle. The earliest record of her life comes from the ancient apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla.

"Thecla among the beasts", altar of the cathedral of Tarragona, Spain (12th century)
Virgin and Martyr
Born1st century AD
Iconium (now Konya, Turkey)
Died1st century AD
Venerated in
  • Oriental Orthodox Churches
  • Catholic Church
  • Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Episcopal Church
  • Coptic Christianity