The Martyrs Timothy, Agapios and Thekla

Commemorated on August 19

      The Martyrs Timothy, Agapios and Thekla suffered martyrdom in the year 304. The Martyr Timothy was a native of the city of Caesarea Palestine. He studied the Holy Scripture, and having received a special gift of eloquence, he became a teacher of the Christian faith. During the time of persecution against Christians under the co-emperors Diocletian (284-305) and Maximian (284-305), the martyr was brought to trial by the governor Urban. Saint Timothy fearlessly declared himself a Christian and uttered an account about the love of the Lord Jesus Christ for mankind and about His coming into the world for their salvation. The martyr was subjected to cruel torture, and when they saw that he remained down, they killed him.
      And in this same town and year suffered the Martyrs Agapios and Thekla they were thrown to wild beasts for devouring and in such suffering they received their heavenly crowns.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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