Saint Euthymius the Great is commemorated today by our Church.
Saint Euthymius was born to devout parents in Melitene in Lesser Armenia 377 AD. After many years of marriage, his parents were childless. However, his mother had a vision promising to give birth to a child, who would become a source of joy. So he was named “Euthymius”, meaning “good cheer”.
He was dedicated to God from a young age, since, after the death of his father, the local bishop raised and educated him. He ordained Saint Euthymius a deacon and then a presbyter. Later he was appointed abbot of the monastery of Melitene.
His passion for ascesis and quietness led him to the Holy Land, where he became known for his morality, asceticism, virtues, and became the abbot of the monastic Lavra.
He had a rich missionary activity among the Arabs and fell asleep in the Lord in 474 AD.
Source: Church of Cyprus