Evangelicus of Tomis

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The holy, glorious right-victorious Hieromartyr '''Evangelicus of Tomis''' is the first known [[bishop]] of Tomis, a Greek city in Scythia Minor, a region evangelised in the first century by the [[Apostle Andrew]]. Tomis is now known as Constanţa, the largest city on the Black Sea coast of Dobrogea, Romania.
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The holy, glorious right-victorious [[Hieromartyr]] '''Evangelicus of Tomis''' (also ''Evangelus'') is the first-known [[bishop]] of Tomis, a Greek city in Scythia Minor, a region evangelized in the first century by the [[Apostle Andrew]]. Tomis is now known as Constanţa, the largest city on the Black Sea coast of Dobrogea, Romania.
  
St. Evangelicus was bishop of Tomis from about 290 to 300 and was reknowned for [[convert]]ing many still pagan Dacians and Scythians to the Christian faith. He was mentioned in the ''Act of Martyrdom'' of Sts. [[Epictetus the Priest]] and [[Astion the Monk]], both [[martyr]]ed on [[July 8]] in Halmyris (modern Dunavăţ). St. Astion's parents were converted by the Priest Bonosus and baptised by Bishop Evangelicus in Halmyris fourteen days after their son's martyrdom.
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St. Evangelicus was bishop of Tomis from about 290 to 300 and was renowned for [[convert]]ing many still-pagan Dacians and Scythians to the Christian faith. He was mentioned in the ''Act of Martyrdom'' of Sts. [[Epictetus the Priest]] and [[Astion the Monk]], both [[martyr]]ed on [[July 8]] in Halmyris (modern Dunavăţ). St. Astion's parents were converted by the Priest Bonosus and [[baptism|baptized]] by Bishop Evangelicus in Halmyris 14 days after their son's martyrdom.
  
 
St. Evangelicus is believed to have been martyred during the persecution of [[Diocletian]]. His feast day is [[July 7]].
 
St. Evangelicus is believed to have been martyred during the persecution of [[Diocletian]]. His feast day is [[July 7]].
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==External link==
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101962 Martyr Evangelicus the Bishop of Tomis, Constanta in Romania] ([[OCA]])
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:03, October 24, 2012

The holy, glorious right-victorious Hieromartyr Evangelicus of Tomis (also Evangelus) is the first-known bishop of Tomis, a Greek city in Scythia Minor, a region evangelized in the first century by the Apostle Andrew. Tomis is now known as Constanţa, the largest city on the Black Sea coast of Dobrogea, Romania.

St. Evangelicus was bishop of Tomis from about 290 to 300 and was renowned for converting many still-pagan Dacians and Scythians to the Christian faith. He was mentioned in the Act of Martyrdom of Sts. Epictetus the Priest and Astion the Monk, both martyred on July 8 in Halmyris (modern Dunavăţ). St. Astion's parents were converted by the Priest Bonosus and baptized by Bishop Evangelicus in Halmyris 14 days after their son's martyrdom.

St. Evangelicus is believed to have been martyred during the persecution of Diocletian. His feast day is July 7.

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