The Holy Martyr Theophilus the New.

Commemorated January 30 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

As commander-in-chief under the Emperor Constantine and Empress Irene, he was enslaved by the Hagarites and held four years in prison. When he withstood all the Moslems'insistence that he repudiate the Christian faith, he was beheaded with the sword in the year 784, and went to the Lord.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK

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