Saint Therapontos the Hieromartyr & Bishop of Cyprus

Feast Day: May 14th


The Life of Saint Therapon: Of the many Miracles attributed to Saint Therapon, it is said that when he was in Jerusalem, a Jewish woman was seen by him weeping and lamenting as she was on the way to bury her dead son. Feeling sorry for her, the Saint Prayed to the Lord and raised up her dead son. In gratitude, both mother and son were Baptized Christians…

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Prayers

Apolytikion: Participating in the ways of the Apostles, you were enthroned as their successor. You discovered praxis as the way towards Theoria. Therefore directing the word of truth, you suffered for the faith to the shedding of your blood. Hierarch and Martyr Therapon, entreat Christ God that our Souls may be saved.

Kontakion: Having worthily lived the life of a Hierarch, and passed through the way of Martyrdom, you destroyed the sacrifices of idols, and were a defender of your flock, Divine one. Therefore we honour you and spiritually cry out: Deliver us from dangers by your intercessions, Father Therapon.

Hymn of Praise by Saint Nikolai Velimirovich: Blessed Therapontos, for Christ suffered, two Heavenly Wreaths, for that he received: As a Hierarch of the Church and courageous Martyr; still, as a flower unfaded, his body remained, the sick to heal, and the world to aromatize, the unfortunate to comfort, the faithful to rejoice, that, the Lord Glorified His Glorifier, of his rational flock, wonderful Shepherd, and that, the Lord made, that it be known and voiced about, that a forceful death, does not the Saint kill, but with a Wreath Crowned him and his name proclaimed eternally Glorified in both Churches. God’s Glorifier, Therapontos Holy, and wonderful Martyr for Holy Faith, help us also for the love of God by your Prayers, before the Throne Most High!


Saint Therapon was Tonsured a Monk while he was on Pilgrimage in Jerusalem. He later went to Cyprus where he was Ordained Bishop of Kition.

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Saint Therapon was known as a Wonderworker because God Blessed him to heal many people through his Prayers.

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While he was serving the Divine Liturgy one day, Saint Therapon was Martyred at the Altar.

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