IN THE NAME
OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT,
this day died Saint Timon, apostle and martyr.
Out Lord chose this disciple and he was of the number of the
Seventy-two disciples whom He chose and made known and sent forth; and He
gave them power to heal the sick and to cast out Satan.
And this holy man received the heavenly gift and the divine grace,
and with it he healed the sick, and the Satan submitted unto him; and he
ministered unto our Lord Jesus Christ as long as He dwelt in the body upon
earth. After our Lord had
ascended into heaven this holy man ministered unto the apostles
continually, and until the gift of the Holy Spirit descended upon him and
upon them on the day of the feast of Pentecost.
After this the apostles elected him into the number of the seventy
deacons whom they appointed; and the Book is a witness concerning them
that they were filled with the Holy Spirit and wisdom.
After he had served the office of deacon for a few days, the
apostles appointed him a priest, and then they laid hands upon him and
appointed him Bishop in the city of Besra of the West, of the country of
Belka. And he preached the
Faith of our Lord Jesus Christ therein, and he baptized very many Greeks
and Jews. When the governor
of the city heard this he seized Saint Timon, and tortured him severely
and burnt him in the fire, and he received the crown of martyrdom in the
kingdom of the heavens. Salutation
on this day also are commemorated Saint James, the brother of our Lord,
and Huras the martyr.
be to God Who is glorified in His Saints.