The Holy Apostle Timothy was born to a pagan father and Jewish mother. He became a disciple of the Apostle Paul when he preached in Lystra, and he followed him throughout the time of his preaching. Timothy became the Bishop of Ephesus, and led the Church in Asia with the help of Saint John the Evangelist. Timothy was stoned to death by pagans in the year 97, after opposing a festival in honor of the Greek god Artemis. Two of the letters written to Timothy by Paul are found in the New Testament canon.
Saint Timothy is celebrated on January 22, and on January 4 together with all the Seventy Apostles.