Saint Tycho of Amathus

Saint Tycho of AmathusAlso known as

  • Tycho of Amato
  • Tycho of Limassol
  • Tychon of…



Son of a poor baker. First bishop of Amathus (modern Limassol), Cyprus in the early 5th-century. Fought to rid Cyprus of its remaining pagan culture, idols and worship, particularly that related to Aphrodiate. Saint Joseph the Hymnographer composed an Office in his honour. Saint John the Merciful wrote a biography of him.




  • vine growers (legend says that revitalized a dead vineyard by planting and praying over a single dead leaf)
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Tycho of Amathus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 June 2016. Web. 26 October 2016. <>