Apostle Timon

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Revision as of 15:24, February 27, 2012

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Timon of the Seventy was among the first deacons in the Church along with Stephen, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Parmenas and Nicholas. Although they died at various times and in various places, they are commemorated together on July 28. St. Timon is also commemorated on December 30.

In the Acts of the Apostles (6:1-6) it is said that the twelve Apostles chose seven men full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, and appointed them to serve as deacons.

St. Timon was later appointed by the Apostles as bishop of the city of Bostra in Arabia and suffered from the Jews and pagans for preaching the Gospel. He was thrown into a furnace, but by the power of God he came out of it unharmed. The tradition of the Roman Church says that St. Timon died by crucifixion.

Hymns

Troparion (Tone 3)

O holy apostle Timon,
Entreat the merciful God,
To grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion (Tone 1)

You were holy deacons and eye-witnesses of the Word,
And chosen vessel of the faith,
O glorious Nicanor, Prochorus, Parmenas and Timon.
Therefore today we celebrate your sacred memory,
Blessing you in gladness of heart.

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