Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hieromartyr Timothy the Bishop of Prusa

Commemorated on June 10

The Hieromartyr Timothy, Bishop of Prusa (Bithynia), received from the Lord the gift of wonderworking because of his purity and sanctity of life. At Prusa he converted many pagans to the faith in Christ. The emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363), upon hearing about St Timothy had him locked up in prison, but even there also the saint continued to preach the Gospel. Julian forbade him to teach about Jesus Christ, but the saint continued to spread the Christian Faith. Finally, the emperor gave orders to behead the saint. His holy relics were afterwards transferred to Constantinople.

Troparion - Tone 1

By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, you became a successor
to their throne.
Through the practice of virtue,
you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God;
by teaching the word of truth without error,
you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood.
Hieromartyr Timothy entreat Christ God to save our souls.

Kontakion - Tone 5

The Typikon does not provide a kontakion for Hieromartyr Timothy.



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