Orthodox icon of Saint Timothy the Apostle. Born in Lystra in Asia Minor. Converted by St Paul in the year 52. Timothy became St Paul's disciple, and later appointed as Bishop of Ephesus, where he remained for fifteen years. His life ended as a martyr as he was stoned to death in the year 93.
Saint Timothy the New Righteous Martyr of Esphigmenou (Greece, 1820) pretended to convert to Islam to get his wife back. The wife had left him for a Turk but soon regretted it. Once back together, the woman became a nun and Saint Timothy left for Mount Athos. Hearing of the martyrdom of Saint Agathangellos in 1819, Saint Timothy yearned to die for Christ. His abbot blessed him. He confessed the Faith to the authorities. He was imprisoned with his feet in a torture device and beheaded. (Oct…
God our Father, you gave Your saints Timothy and Titus the courage and wisdom of the apostles: may their prayers help us to live holy lives and lead us to heaven, our true home. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (January 26th is the Feast Day of St. Timothy and St. Titus.)
I have always love this quote by my patron Saint, Teresa of Avila! It continues... "Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on the world, yours are the feet with which he goes about doing good, and yours are the hands with which he blesses the world." So beautiful!