Apostle Philemon

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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Philemon''' is numbered among the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy Apostles]]. The Church has included a letter he received from the [[Apostles Paul]] in the canon of [[Holy Scripture]]. His wife, [[Apostle Apphia|Apphia]], is also numbered among the Seventy and they, with the [[Apostle Archippus]] ministered to the town of Colossae from it's Christian center, Philemon's home. During a pagan feast the Church had gathered in his home for prayer. When the pagans learned of it they raided the home and took Sts. Philemon, Apphia and Archippus to be killed. They were whipped, buried up to their wastes and then stoned. Sts. Philemon and Apphia gave up their souls to God. The Church remembers St. Philemon on [[February 19]].
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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Philemon''', [[bishop]] of Gaza, is numbered among the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy Apostles]]. The Church has included a letter he received from the [[Apostle Paul]] in the [[Canon|canon]] of [[Holy Scripture]]. His wife, [[Apostle Apphia|Apphia]], is also numbered among the Seventy, and they, with the [[Apostle Archippus]], ministered to the town of Colossae from its Christian center, Philemon's home. During a pagan feast the Church had gathered in his home for prayer. When the pagans learned of it they raided the home and took Sts. Philemon, Apphia, and Archippus 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. Philemon and his fellow martyrs on [[February 19]] and [[November 22]].
  
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[[Apostle Onesimus]] of the Seventy ([[February 15]]), also mentioned in [[Book of Philemon|Paul's letter to Philemon]], was Philemon's former slave who became a [[disciple]] of St. Paul.
  
 
== Source ==
 
== Source ==
 
St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
 
St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
  
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==External links==
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*[http://ww2.goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=302 Archippus the Apostles,Philemon the Apostle & his wife, Apphia, Onesimos the Disciple of Paul] ([[GOARCH]])
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100035 Apostle Philemon of the Seventy: January 4] ([[OCA]])
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100558 Apostle Philemon the Martyr of the Seventy: February 19] (OCA)
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=103359 Apostle Philemon of the Seventy: November 22] (OCA)
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Latest revision as of 10:29, October 24, 2012

The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Philemon, bishop of Gaza, is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. The Church has included a letter he received from the Apostle Paul in the canon of Holy Scripture. His wife, Apphia, is also numbered among the Seventy, and they, with the Apostle Archippus, ministered to the town of Colossae from its Christian center, Philemon's home. During a pagan feast the Church had gathered in his home for prayer. When the pagans learned of it they raided the home and took Sts. Philemon, Apphia, and Archippus 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. Philemon and his fellow martyrs on February 19 and November 22.

Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy (February 15), also mentioned in Paul's letter to Philemon, was Philemon's former slave who became a disciple of St. Paul.

Source

St. Nikolai Velimirovic, The Prologue of Ohrid

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