Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Theophilus of Caesarea
St. Theophilus the Lawyer

Feast day: February 6

Martyr, known as Theophilus Scholasticus "the Lawyer." He was beheaded at Caesarea, in Cappadocia (in modern Turkey). Theophilus is mentioned in the legend of St. Dorothy.Died 300. According to the apocryphal life of Saint Dorothy, Theophilus is the lawyer who mocked her on her way to martyrdom. She sent him apples and flowers 'from the heavenly garden' and he was converted to Christianity. He himself was beheaded at Caesarea, Cappadocia, several years later, perhaps with Saturninus and Revocata

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