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Our Venerable Father Timothy of Symbola (8th c.)

February 20, 2019 - February 21, 2019

Our Venerable Father Timothy of Symbola (8th c.); Our Holy Father Eustathius, Archbishop of Great Antioch (338); 1 John 4:20-5:21; Mark 15:1-15.


Saint Timothy of Symbola was of Italian descent. He became a monk at a young age and pursued asceticism at a monastery called “Symbola”, in Asia Minor near Mount Olympus. At that time Theoctistus was the archimandrite of the monastery. Saint Timothy was the disciple of Theoctistus and also of Saint Platon of the Studion Monastery (April 5). Attaining a high degree of spiritual perfection, he received from God the gift of healing the sick and casting out unclean spirits. He spent many years as a hermit, roaming the wilderness, the mountains and forests, both day and night offering up a prayer to the Lord God. He died at a great old age, in the year 795.

Troparion — Tone 4

O God of our Fathers, / always act with kindness towards us; / take not Your mercy from us, / but guide our lives in peace / through the prayers of Saints Timothy and Eustathius.

Kontakion — Tone 4

Podoben: “Today You have shown forth…” / Blessed wonder-worker, Timothy, / you rose from the east like a brilliant star / causing virtue to spring in the hearts of the faithful / through your miracles.


February 20, 2019
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