Theophilus of Ammoria, warrior, martyr
Dates of commemoration
Saint Theophilus was one of the 42 Christians martyred for Christ at Ammoria in Asia Minor around 845. Saint Theophilus is described as “wondrous” in the service composed for them.
Holy relic type
unless specified otherwise below, "holy relic" means a fragment of a bone of the saint
Location of the holy relic in the Cathedral:
Relics cabinet in the Altar sacristy, reliquary #7 (lower section)
Your forty-two holy martyrs, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!
Forty-two holy martyrs of Ammoria, / you contended for the sake of Christ on earth; / you were revealed as crown-bearing martyrs, / and have been received into the life of the joy of heaven. / Since you overthrew all the wiles of the enemy / by your sufferings and the blood of your wounds, / you continually send down from on high remission of sins to those who praise you.