Saint Eutychius of Troas

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Spiritual student of Saint Paul the Apostle. May have been the young man raised from the dead by Paul at Troas in Acts 20. Worked with Saint John the Evangelist on Patmos. Imprisoned and tortured for his faith, but he avoided martyrdom.

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On the first day of the week when we gathered to break bread, Paul spoke to them because he was going to leave on the next day, and he kept on speaking until midnight. There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were gathered, and a young man named Eutychus who was sitting on the window sill was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. Once overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and when he was picked up, he was dead. Paul went down,* threw himself upon him, and said as he embraced him, “Don’t be alarmed; there is life in him.” Then he returned upstairs, broke the bread, and ate; after a long conversation that lasted until daybreak, he departed. And they took the boy away alive and were immeasurably comforted. - Acts 20:7-12

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eutychius of Troas“. Saints.SQPN.com. 7 August 2014. Web. 21 October 2014. <>