June 16

St. Tychon was a miracle-worker. Following the death of blessed Mnemonius, Tychon was unanimously elected bishop and consecrated by the renowned Epiphanius for the diocese of Amathus. His purity of life and zeal for Orthodoxy recommended him for this office. There were still pagans on Cyprus at that time. With apostolic zeal St. Tychon undertook to convert the unbelievers into believers, and he had great success in this. After lengthy labour in the vineyard of the Lord, Tychon took up his habitation in blessed eternity in about the year 425. He is called a miracle-worker because of the many miracles he worked during his life. Tychon’s father was a baker. When his father left him alone in the bakery, he would distribute bread free of charge to the poor. His father once reproached him for this. Tychon prayed to God and their granary was so filled with wheat that the door could not be opened without difficulty. Again, at another time, he planted the withered branches of a vine and the vine became green and in due time brought forth fruit.

Source: St. Nikolai Velimirovic, The Prologue of Ohrid – Volume One.

Apolytikion

Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert, an angel in the flesh, and a wonderworker, O Tychon, our God-bearing Father. By fasting, vigil, and prayer thou didst obtain heavenly gifts, and thou healest the sick and the souls of them that have recourse to thee with faith. Glory to Him that hath given thee strength. Glory to Him that hath crowned thee. Glory to Him that worketh healings for all through thee.