Triphyllius

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Saint Tryphillius
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Icon of Saint Tryphillius
Saint
Born unknown
Constantinople, (present-day Istanbul)
Died 370
Leucosia, Cyprus
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast 13 June (Western calendar)

Saint Tryphillius (sometimes called Tryphillius) was born in Constantinople in the early fourth century. He was educated in law at the school of Beirut. He converted to Christianity and was named bishop of Nicosia. Triphyllius was a follower of Saint Spyridon of Trimythous. He was also an ardent supporter of St. Athanasius of Alexandria against the Arians, and consequently he was persecuted by them. St. Jerome considered him one of the most eloquent Church figures of the era.[1][2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orthodox Church in America. "St Triphyllius the Bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia) in Cyprus". Lives of the Saints. Orthodox Church in America. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "SAINT TRIPHYLLIUS". St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "St. Triphyllius, bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia) Cyprus". stjohndc.org. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "St. Triphyllius". Saints and angels. catholic.org. Retrieved March 29, 2013.