The Martyrs Timothy, Agapios and Thekla
Commemorated on August 19
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.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.