New Martyr Theophilus of Zakynthos (1635)

Commemorated on July 24

Born on the Island of Zakinthos, he served on a sea merchant vessel against his will under the Turks. He however did not wish to be known as a Moslem and for his firm confession of Christ after torture he was burnt alive by the Turks on the Island of Chios on July 24, 1635.

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