The Holy Martyr Trypho was from Lampsacus in Phrygia, and as a young man he tended geese. Being filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, he also healed sufferings and cast out demons. During the reign of the Emperor Decius, about the year 250, he was betrayed as a Christian and taken to Nicaea, where he was beaten, bound to horses and dragged over rough ground, then dragged naked over nails; his sides were burned with torches; finally he was sentenced to beheading, but gave up his holy soul in his torments before the stroke of the sword. Saint Trypho is one of the Holy Unmercenaries, and is also invoked for the protection of gardens from insects and pests.
1 february: Feasts: Forefeast of the Meeting of our Lord in the Temple; Saints: Martyr Tryphon of Campsada (Lampsakon) near Apamea in Syria (250); Martyr Theonas, with Two Children; Martyr Karion; Venerable Peter of Galatia, hermit near Antioch in Syria (ca.403); Venerable Vendemanius (Bendemanius), hermit of Bithynia (512); Saint Anthony the Hermit, in Georgia (6th c.); Great-martyr Elijah of Heliopolis, (Elias the New, of Damascus) (799); Venerable David (784), Symeon (843), and George (844), Confessors of Mytilene; Saint Basil I the Confessor, Archbishop of Thessalonica (862); Saint Basil II the Synaxaristis, Archbishop of Thessalonica (ca.904); Saint Timothy the Confessor; Martyrs Perpetua of Carthage, and the catechumens Saturus, Revocatus, Saturninus, Secundulus, and Felicitas at Carthage (202-203); Saint Severus of Ravenna, Bishop of Ravenna, attended the Council of Sardica in 344 (348); Saint Paul of Trois-Châteaux, Bishop of Trois-Châteaux in the Dauphiné (ca.405); Venerable Brigid of Kildare (524); Saint Darlugdach of Kildare, successor of St Brigid as second Abbess of Kildare in Ireland (ca.524); Saint Ursus of Aosta, born in Ireland, preached against Arianism in the south of France, later went to Aosta in Italy (6th c.); Saint Seiriol, Abbot of Penmon Priory (Anglesey) (6th c.); Saint Sigebert III, King of Austrasia (656); Saint Severus of Avranches, Abbot and Bishop of Avranches (ca.690); Saint Brigid the Younger, sister of St Andrew the Scot, Abbot of St. Donatus in Fiesole in Tuscany in Italy (9th c.); Saint Clarus of Seligenstadt, ascetic and hermit (ca.1048); Saint Tryphon, Bishop of Rostov (1468); New Martyr Anastasius of Nauplion (1655); the Four Martyrs of Megara: Polyeuctos, George, Adrianos and Platon, the "Newly-Revealed" (1754, 1998); New Hieromartyr Peter Skipetrov, Archpriest, of Petrograd (1918); New Hieromartyr Nicholas, Priest (1938); Other Commemorations: Icon of the Mother of God "Sokolsky" (1854).