Friday, 21 April 2017

# Saints

Saint Timon

The 19th of April is the feast day of Saint Timon the Deacon.

Saint Timon lived during the 1st Century and is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles in 6:5 by name. He was part of the 70 disciples who followed Jesus during His ministry. Saint Timon was later one of the first 7 Deacons chosen by the Apostles after Pentecost and Jesus' ascension into heaven. He baptised many Greeks and Jews according to tradition. He also is said to have the ability to cast out devils and heal the sick. He died by crucifixion, after they unsuccessfully tried to throw him into the furnace but he was unharmed by the fire.

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