Apostle Evodus

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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Evodius''' (also known as '''Euodios of Antioch''', ''Euodus'', ''Euodias'', ''Evodias'', ''Evodios'')  is numbered among the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy Apostles]], and was first [[bishop]] of Syrian [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]], after the holy [[Apostle Peter]].  He is commemorated by the Church on [[September 7]] with [[Apostle Onesiphorus]].  The Apostles of the 70 were chosen and sent by the Lord [[Jesus Christ]] himself to preach. They were chosen some time after the selection of the Twelve Apostles ([[Gospel of Luke|Luke]] 10:1-24).  All seventy are commemorated by the Church on [[January 4]].
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Hieromartyr [[Ignatius of Antioch|Ignatius]] the God-Bearer, [[disciple]] of the holy [[Apostle John]] the Theologian, mentions him in his ''Letter to the Antiochians'': "Remember your blessed father Evodius, who was made your first pastor by the Apostles."
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In one of St. Evodus' several compositions, he wrote that the [[Theotokos]] gave birth to the [[Jesus Christ|Savior]] of the world at the age of fifteen. Other writings of the saint have not survived. A book entitled ''The Star'' or ''The Beacon'' is mentioned by the fourteenth-century Church historian Nicephorus Callistus.
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St. Evodius served as bishop for 27 years and died as a [[martyr]] in the year 66, under the emperor Nero (54-68).
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{{succession|
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before=St. [[Apostle Peter|Peter]]|
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title=[[List of Patriarchs of Antioch|Bishop of Antioch]]|
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years= c.53-c.68|
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after=St. [[Ignatius of Antioch|Ignatius]]}}
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==Source==
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102536 Apostle Evodius (Euodias) of the Seventy] ([[OCA]])
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==External link==
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*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=September&day=7 The Holy Apostles Euodus and Onesiphorus] (''[[Prologue of Ohrid]]'')
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[[Category:Biblical Saints|Evodius]]
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[[Category:Bishops|Evodius]]
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[[Category:Martyrs|Evodius]]
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[[Category:Saints|Evodius]]
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[[Category:Patriarchs of Antioch|Evodius]]
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[[ro:Apostolul Evod]]
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