Saint Triphyllius (sometimes called Tryphillius) was born in Constantinople in the early fourth century. He was educated in law at the school of Beirut. He converted to Christianity and was named bishop of Nicosia. Triphyllius was a follower of Saint Spyridon of Trimythous. He was also an ardent supporter of St. Athanasius of Alexandria against the Arians, and consequently he was persecuted by them. St. Jerome considered him one of the most eloquent Church figures of the era.[1][2][3][4]

Saint Tryphillius
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Icon of Saint Tryphillius
Constantinople, (present-day Istanbul)
Leucosia, Cyprus
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast13 June (Western calendar)
Monument to Spyridon of Trimythus in Crimea, Ukraine. The authors are Boris Krylov and Oles Sydoruk.


  1. ^ Orthodox Church in America. "St Triphyllius the Bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia) in Cyprus". Lives of the Saints. Orthodox Church in America. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "SAINT TRIPHYLLIUS". St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "St. Triphyllius, bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia) Cyprus". Retrieved March 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "St. Triphyllius". Saints and angels. Retrieved March 29, 2013.