Saint Timothy the New Righteous Martyr of Esphigmenou (Greece, 1820) pretended to convert to Islam to get his wife back. The wife had left him for a Turk but soon regretted it. Once back together, the woman became a nun and Saint Timothy left for Mount Athos. Hearing of the martyrdom of Saint Agathangellos in 1819, Saint Timothy yearned to die for Christ. His abbot blessed him. He confessed the Faith to the authorities. He was imprisoned with his feet in a torture device and beheaded. (Oct…
Pray4Us2day #Saint Timothy (Jan. 26) - A Jewish Christian and companion of Paul, he died as Bishop of Ephesus
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Saint Sylvester (4th cent Rome) fed and sheltered vagrants in his home, including Saint Timothy during persecution, who inspired him to preach the Gospel. Sylvester became deacon at 30, presbyter and then Bishop of Rome. When Jews organized a debate about the true faith before Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen, Sylvester won over the rabbis (who were headed by a magician/sorcerer), and annulled their spells with the Name of Jesus. All were converted. Saint Sylvester is celebrated Jan 2.
St. Timothy, born in Galatia in Asia Minor, was baptized and later ordained to the priesthood by St. Paul. The young Galatian became Paul's missionary companion and his most beloved spiritual son. St. Paul showed his trust in this disciple by consecrating him bishop of the great city of Ephesus.
God our Father, you gave Your saints Timothy and Titus the courage and wisdom of the apostles: may their prayers help us to live holy lives and lead us to heaven, our true home. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (January 26th is the Feast Day of St. Timothy and St. Titus.)