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Carpos & Alphaeus, Apostles of the 70

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May 26

Reading:

This holy Apostle was numbered with the Seventy, and ministered unto the holy Apostle Paul, journeying with him and conveying his epistles unto those to whom they were written. He became Bishop of Beroea in Thrace, where he endured great tribulations while bringing many of the heathen to holy Baptism, and also suffered martyrdom there. Saint Paul mentions him in II Timothy 4:13.

Apolytikion in the Third Tone

O Holy Apostle Carpos, intercede to our merciful God, that He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

Kontakion in the Fourth Tone

Having thee, O ven'rable Apostle Carpos, as a bright and shining star, the Church is ever made to shine with thine innum'rable miracles. Save them that faithfully honour thy memory.