Book of Saints – Theophilus

main article for Saint Theophilus of Cyprus

(Saint) Martyr (July 22) (8th century) An officer of the Imperial forces stationed in the Island of Cyprus at the time of the Mohammedan attacks on the Greek possessions in Asia. As Admiral of the Christian Fleet, he bravely refused to fly when the battle went against him, though forsaken by all the ships other than his own. He was taken prisoner at last, and after four years of imprisonment was given his choice between renouncing Christ or dying as a malefactor. Thereupon he joyfully gave his life for his Saviour (A.D. 789).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Theophilus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 July 2016. Web. 21 January 2019. <>