The Church commemorates Hieromartyr Paphnutius of Jerusalem, Saint Theodore and Martyrs Philippa, Dioscorus, Socrates and Dionysius.
Saint Theodore, whom the Church commemorates, along with four other Martyrs, lived under the reign of Emperor Antoninus (138-161) and ruler Theodotus. He came from Perge in Pamphylia. He was a very pious Christian and studied the Holy Gospel.
Out of his zeal for piety, he destroyed idols, xoana and pagan temples, underlining the authenticity of the Orthodox faith. However, he was arrested and was brutally tortured.
Two soldiers, Socrates and Dionysius, believed in the Risen Jesus Christ. He was then imprisoned and finally crucified. After three days of torture on the cross, he reposed in the Lord.
St. Philippa, mother of St. Theodore, after the crucifixion of her son, confessed her faith in Jesus Christ and was martyred by sword.
Finally, Saint Dioscorus was a pagan priest under the reign of Emperor Antoninus (138-161) and was converted to Christianity when he witnessed the miracles of St. Theodore. He was martyred by burning at the stake.
Source: Church of Cyprus