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Saint Theodore Tyro

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Martyr

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Theodore Tyro: November 9
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Martyr
  • Date of Death: Saint Theodore Tyro died date unknown

The Story and History of Saint Theodore Tyro

The story and history of Saint Theodore Tyro. Saint Theodore was born of a noble family in the East, and enrolled while still a youth in the imperial army.

Early in 306 the emperor put forth an edict requiring all Christians to offer sacrifice, and Theodore had just joined the legion and marched with them into Pontus, when he had to choose between apostasy and death. He declared before his commander that he was ready to be cut in pieces and offer up every limb to his Creator, Who had died for him. Wishing to conquer him by gentleness, the commander left him in peace for a while, that he might think over his resolution; but Theodore used his freedom to set on fire the great temple of Isis, and made no secret of this act. Still his judge entreated him to renounce his faith and save his life; but Theodore made the sign of the cross, and answered: "As long as I have breath, I will confess the name of Christ." After cruel torture, the judge bade him think of the shame to which Christ had brought him. "This shame," Theodore answered, "I and all who invoke His name take with joy." He was condemned to be burnt. As the flame rose, a Christian saw his soul rise like a flash of light to heaven.

Feast Day of Saint Theodore Tyro

The Feast Day of Saint Theodore Tyro is November 9. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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