Apostle Apphia

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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Apphia''' is numbered among the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy Apostles]]. She is the wife of the [[Apostle Philemon]] and along with Sts. Philemon and [[Apostle Archippus|Archippus]] she ministered to the town of Colossae from its Christian center, her home. During a pagan feast the Church had gathered in her home for prayer. When the pagans learned of it they raided the home and took Sts. Archippus, Philemon, and Apphia to be killed. They were whipped, buried up to their waists and then stoned. Sts. Philemon and Apphia gave up their souls to God. The Church remembers St. Apphia on [[February 19]].
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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Apphia''' is numbered among the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy Apostles]]. She is the wife of the [[Apostle Philemon]] and along with Sts. Philemon and [[Apostle Archippus|Archippus]] she ministered to the town of Colossae from its Christian center, her home. During a [[pagan]] feast the Church had gathered in her home for [[prayer]]. When the pagans learned of it they raided the home and took Sts. Archippus, Philemon, and Apphia to be killed. They were whipped, buried up to their waists and then stoned. Sts. Philemon and Apphia gave up their souls to God. The Church remembers St. Apphia on [[February 19]].
 
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== Source ==
 
== Source ==
 
St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
 
St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
  
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==External links==
[[Category:Martyrs]]
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100559 Apostle Apphia the Martyr of the Seventy] ([[OCA]])
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=434 Philemon & Archippos, Apostles of the 70] ([[GOARCH]])
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[[Category:Biblical Saints|Apphia]]
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[[Category:Martyrs|Apphia]]
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[[Category:Saints|Apphia]]
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[[Category:Seventy Apostles]]
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[[Category: 1st-century saints]]
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[[ro:Apostolul Apfia]]

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The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Apphia is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. She is the wife of the Apostle Philemon and along with Sts. Philemon and Archippus she ministered to the town of Colossae from its Christian center, her home. During a pagan feast the Church had gathered in her home for prayer. When the pagans learned of it they raided the home and took Sts. Archippus, Philemon, and Apphia to be killed. They were whipped, buried up to their waists and then stoned. Sts. Philemon and Apphia gave up their souls to God. The Church remembers St. Apphia on February 19.

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St. Nikolai Velimirovic, The Prologue of Ohrid

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