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Timothy

Orthodox Remembrance Day: 4 January, 22 January

Catholic Remembrance Day: 26 January

Name means: the god honoring (Greek)

Collaborator of the Apostle Paul, first Bishop of Ephesus

Attributes: club, stones

Patron: against abdominal pain and stomach ailments

 

* in Lystra, today the village of Kilistra (Gökyurt) near Konya in Turkey

97 in Ephesus, today ruins near Selçuk in Turkey

Antike original russische Ikone aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

Beschreibung

Timothy was born to a pagan father and a Jewish mother named Eunice. The fact that the mother had entered into a mixed marriage and that she had not had her son circumcised suggests that Timothy grew up in a not very believing family, although it is said that he knew the scriptures from childhood (2 Timothy 3:15). When Paul came at the beginning of the second missionary journey through Lystra – today’s village of Kilistra (Gökyurt) near Konya – he chose Timothy as his companion because he had a good testimony of the brothers in Lystra and Ikonium; he was then circumcised by Paul to avoid conflict with Jews (Acts 16:2–3).

 

Timothy was highly esteemed by Paul. I have no like-minded person who will take care of your affairs in such a genuine way, he writes to the Philippians (2:20)

 

Joachim Schäfer: Article Timothy, from the Ecumenical Dictionary of Saints – https://www.heiligenlexikon.de//BiographienT/Timotheus.htm

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