The Church celebrates the Forefeast of the Assumption of our Lord Jesus Christ and commemorates St. Tryphon from Lampsacus of Phrygia (Asia Minor) who lived under the reign of Emperors Gordian (238-244 AD), Philip (244-249 AD), and Decius (249-251 AD). He was born to a poor family and in his childhood, among other activities, grazed geese.
At the same time, he studied the Bible with great zeal (Old and New Testament) and delved into the sanctifying acts of the Church. So, as time went by, he acquired spiritual virtues, became self-educated, and converted many people to the Orthodox faith.
Through hard work, sacrifice, much exercise, and continual spiritual purification, he received the grace and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. God required him to work miracles and heal every disease, mental and physical, comforting the suffering man.
When Emperor Gordianus was informed of the miracles Saint Tryphon had performed, he begged him to heal his sick daughter. Saint Tryphon healed her willingly without taking any money nor accepting to be appointed to any position.
During the persecutions of Christians ordered by Emperor Decius, Tryphon was arrested and fiercely tortured. In the end, they beheaded him. After his martyrdom, Saint Tryphon entered the kingdom of Heaven. He is considered the protector saint of the farmers.
Source: Church of Cyprus