Evangelicus of Tomis

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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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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.

St. Evangelicus was bishop of Tomis from about 290 to 300 and was reknowned 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 martyred 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.

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

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