Apostle Barnabas

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== Life ==
 
== Life ==
Barnabas was born to a wealthy family in the tribe of Levi. Later becoming one of the [[Apostles|Seventy Apostles]], he studied with Saul (later [[Apostle Paul|St. Paul]]) under Gamaliel. From birth his given name was Joseph, but the [[Apostles]] called him Barnabas ("son of consolation") because he was gifted at comforting people's souls. It was St. Barnabas that introduced [[Apostle Paul|Paul]] to the other Apostles after his [[conversion]]. St. Barnabas was likely the first to preach in Rome and Milan.
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Barnabas was born to a wealthy family in the tribe of Levi. Later becoming one of the [[Apostles|Seventy Apostles]], he studied with Saul (later St. Paul) under Gamaliel. From birth his given name was ''Joseph'', but the [[Apostles]] called him ''Barnabas'' ("son of consolation") because he was gifted at comforting people's souls. It was St. Barnabas who introduced Paul to the other apostles after his [[conversion]]. St. Barnabas was likely the first to preach in Rome and Milan.
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He was [[martyr]]ed by the Jews on the island of Cyprus and was buried by St. [[Apostle Mark|Mark]]. Many receive healing at his grave, which place was unknown for hundreds of years until the [[Fourth Ecumenical Council|Council of Chalcedon]] in 451 when he appeared to [[Archbishop]] Anthemius in a dream and revealed its location. This appearance and the finding of St. Barnabas' miraculous [[relics]] is what kept the [[Patriarch]] of Antioch from absorbing Cyprus into its [[jurisdiction]] and thus this Apostolic [[Church of Cyprus]] has since been independent.
  
He was [[martyr]]ed by the Jews on the island of Cyprus and was buried by St. [[Apostle Mark|Mark]]. Many receive healing at his grave, which place was unknown for hundreds of years until the [[Fourth Ecumenical Council|Council of Chalcedon (451)]] when he appeared to [[Archbishop]] Anthemius in a dream and revealed its location. This appearance and the finding of St. Barnabas' miraculous [[relics]] is what kept the [[Patriarch]] of Antioch from absorbing Cyprus into its jurisdiction and thus this Apostolic Church of Cyprus has since been independent.
 
 
==Hymns==
 
==Hymns==
[[Troparion]] (Tone 3)
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[[Troparion]] (Tone 3) [http://oca.org/FStropars.asp?ID=101691]
  
:Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas,
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:Holy Apostles [[Apostle Bartholomew|Bartholomew]] and Barnabas,
 
:Entreat the merciful God
 
:Entreat the merciful God
 
:to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
 
:to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
  
[[Kontakion]] - (Tone 3)
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[[Kontakion]] (Tone 3) [http://oca.org/FStropars.asp?ID=101691]
:You be-came a true servant of the Lord
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:You became a true servant of the Lord
 
:And appeared as the first among the Seventy Apostles;
 
:And appeared as the first among the Seventy Apostles;
 
:Together with Paul you set your preaching in a clear light
 
:Together with Paul you set your preaching in a clear light
:Revealing Christ as Savior to all;
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:Revealing [[Christ]] as Savior to all;
:Therefore with hymns we celebrate your godly memory, O Barnabas.
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:Therefore with [[hymn]]s we celebrate your godly memory, O Barnabas.
  
 
== Source ==
 
== Source ==
 
*St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
 
*St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
  
== External Link ==
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== External links ==
 
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/b/inp79.htm St. Barnabas Icon and Story]
 
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/b/inp79.htm St. Barnabas Icon and Story]
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=101691 Apostle Barnabas of the Seventy] - [[OCA]] web site.
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=101691 Apostle Barnabas of the Seventy] ([[OCA]])
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[[Category:Martyrs]]
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[[Category:Biblical Saints|Barnabas]]
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[[Category:Martyrs|Barnabas]]
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[[Category:Saints|Barnabas]]

Revision as of 15:03, August 29, 2007

Apostle Barnabas

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Barnabas was one of the Seventy Apostles and the companion of the Apostle Paul on some of his missionary voyages. He is referenced in Acts and in two of St. Paul's epistles, Galatians and I Corinthians. His feast day is June 11.

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Life

Barnabas was born to a wealthy family in the tribe of Levi. Later becoming one of the Seventy Apostles, he studied with Saul (later St. Paul) under Gamaliel. From birth his given name was Joseph, but the Apostles called him Barnabas ("son of consolation") because he was gifted at comforting people's souls. It was St. Barnabas who introduced Paul to the other apostles after his conversion. St. Barnabas was likely the first to preach in Rome and Milan.

He was martyred by the Jews on the island of Cyprus and was buried by St. Mark. Many receive healing at his grave, which place was unknown for hundreds of years until the Council of Chalcedon in 451 when he appeared to Archbishop Anthemius in a dream and revealed its location. This appearance and the finding of St. Barnabas' miraculous relics is what kept the Patriarch of Antioch from absorbing Cyprus into its jurisdiction and thus this Apostolic Church of Cyprus has since been independent.

Hymns

Troparion (Tone 3) [1]

Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas,
Entreat the merciful God
to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion (Tone 3) [2]

You became a true servant of the Lord
And appeared as the first among the Seventy Apostles;
Together with Paul you set your preaching in a clear light
Revealing Christ as Savior to all;
Therefore with hymns we celebrate your godly memory, O Barnabas.

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