On this day we commemorate the martyrdom of St. Timon the Apostle. He was one of the seventy apostles chosen by the Lord Jesus. This saint had the gift and ability to heal the sick and to cast out devils. He accompanied the Lord until His Ascension into heaven and was ministering to the disciples till the grace of the Holy Spirit came upon them all. The disciples elected him one of the seven deacons who were appointed to serve widows and the needy. The Bible certified that they were full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom (Acts 6:2-6).
After he had been a deacon for a period of
time, the Apostles laid their hands on him and ordained him Bishop
of the City of Western Besra, Province of Belka, Iraq. He preached
the Lord Jesus to them and baptized many of the Greeks and the
Jews. The Governor arrested him and inflicted on him many tortures
and finally burnt him and he received the crown of martyrdom.