The Orthodox Church celebrates today the Forefeast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple and Saint Tryphon.
Saint Tryphon came from the Lampsacus of Phrygia (Asia Minor) and lived under Emperors Gordianus (238-244 AD), Philip the Arab (244-249 AD) and Decius (249-251 AD). X). His family was poor and as a boy took care of geese on their farm.
At the same time, he zealously studied the Bible (Old and New Testament) and performed his religious duties with devotion. So, as time went by, he acquired spiritual virtues, became self-educated, and converted many people to the Orthodox faith. After many years of struggle, sacrifices, work, and spiritual purification, he performed miracles and healed many people by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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 under Emperor Decius, Tryphon was arrested, fiercely tortured, and in the end, beheaded. However, Saint Tryphon entered the kingdom of Heaven and was since then considered the protector saint of farmers.
Source: Church of Cyprus