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St. Timon the Deacon

I Century
Tradition says that Timon, one of the seven chosen to minister to the poor of the Christian community at Jerusalem, was also an apostle of the 70. He is assumed to have been a Hellenized Jew and is thought to have preached at Berrhoea. The Roman martyrology says he become bishop of Corinth, where he was crucified by Jews and pagans. Other traditions report that he was bishop of Bostra, an unidentified place, and was martyred by fire.

Karen Rae Keck


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