Saint Theophilus the Younger

Also known as

  • Teófilo
  • Teofil



Commander of the imperial Byzantine military outpost in Cyprus in the late 8th century reign of Constantine IV. During a naval attack by Muslim forces, he was captured, taken to the Saracen Caliph Harun ar-Rashid, imprisoned for four years in hopes of his being ransomed, and regularly ordered to renouce Christ and convert to Islam; he refused. Martyr.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theophilus the Younger“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 January 2017. Web. 28 January 2021. <>