Thursday, January 24, 2008

St. Timothy

Ahem! There seems to be a discrepancy in St. Timothy's feast day. Take a look at this (it's from Wikipedia, but don't scream)

January
Greek and Eastern Orthodox: 22nd
LCMS and Traditionalist Catholics: 24th
ELCA and Roman Catholic (2nd Vatican): 26th

Hmmm. Well, whether this is two days late, two days early, or right on time, A Blessed Feast of St. Timothy to You!

Here's a few tidbits that I could find on Timothy.

"Timothy was recorded as having first recieved the episcopate at Ephesus as Titus also was appointed over the churches in Crete." (Eusebius')

Martyred after opposing a pagan procession
Born at Lystra
Son of Greek father and Jewish mother (Eunice)
( http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=367)

Name (Timótheos) meaning "honoring God"
Martyred in either 80 or 97 AD
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy)

Accompanied Paul on many of his missionary journeys.

I'm not going to write much else, but if anyone wants to search further:
http://www.christiansynod.org/sainttimothy.htm
http://www.sttimothy.org/biography.htm
http://chi.gospelcom.net/lives_events/more/timothy.shtml
http://www.stanlemon.net/writings/timothy.html (somehow looks familiar...)
http://www.magnificat.ca/cal/engl/01-24.htm
http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/St_Timothy.htm
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=498 (I'm not sure this is the same guy)
http://www.in2greece.com/english/saints/timothy.htm (not much info, but great picture)

I've now gone through 25 pages of search results . Never ever google some topic as broad as St. Timothy. I think most every link was to some church or parachurch organization. That was tiring, so I'm done!

Aaughhh!!! I just looked at how many results I could have seen: 636,000 to be exact!

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