Timothy the Apostle Greek Orthodox Icon
Commemorates on: January 22
The Apostle Timothy, who was from Lystra of Lycaonia, was born of a Greek (that is, pagan) father and a Jewish mother; his mother’s name was Eunice, and his grandmothers name was Lois (II Tim. 1:5). He became the disciple of the Apostle Paul when the latter first preached there, and he followed him during the whole period of the Apostles preaching. Afterwards, he was consecrated by him as first Bishop of the Church in Ephesus. Under the supervision of John the Evangelist, who governed all the churches in Asia, he completed his life as a martyr in the year 97, when he was stoned to death by the heathen, because, as some surmise, he opposed the festival held in honor of Artemis (Diana). The Apostle Paul’s First and Second Epistles to Timothy were written to him.