Apostle Rufus

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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Rufus''' is numbered among the [[Apostles|Seventy Apostles]]. He was [[bishop]] of Thebes in Greece, and is referenced in [[Romans]] 16:13.  His [[feast day]] is [[April 8]].
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[[File:Rufus apostle.jpg|right|thumb|225px|Apostle Rufus]]
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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Rufus''' (also ''Roufos'') is numbered among the [[Apostles|Seventy Apostles]]. He was [[bishop]] of Thebes in Greece, and is referenced in [[Romans]] 16:13.  His [[feast day]] is [[April 8]]. He is also commemorated on [[January 4]] (The Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles).
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==Hymns==
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[[Troparion]] (Tone 1)  [http://www.oca.org/FStropars.asp?SID=13&ID=101024]
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:Let us praise in hymns the six–fold choir of Apostles:
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:[[Apostle Herodian|Herodion]] and [[Apostle Agabus|Agabus]],
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:Rufus, [[Apostle Asyncritus|Asyncritus]], [[Apostle Phlegon|Phlegon]] and holy [[Apostle Hermes (bishop)|Hermes]].
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:They ever entreat the [[Trinity]] for our souls!
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[[Kontakion]] (Tone 2)
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:You became the [[disciple]]s of [[Christ]]
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:And all-holy Apostles,
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:O glorious Herodion, Agabus and Rufus,
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:Asyncritus, Phlegon and Hermes.
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:Ever entreat the Lord
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:To grant forgiveness of transgressions
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:To us who sing your praises.
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Kontakion (Tone 4)
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:Like stars, O holy Apostles,
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:You illumine the way of the faithful with the light of the [[Holy Spirit]].
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:You dispel the darkness of error as you gaze on God the Word!
  
 
== Source ==
 
== Source ==
 
*St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
 
*St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
  
[[Category:Biblical Saints]]
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==External links==
[[Category:Bishops]]
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101027 Apostle Rufus of the Seventy and those with him] ([[OCA]])
[[Category:Saints]]
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=11 Agavos, Rouphos, Asynkritos, Phlegon, Herodion, & Hermes of the 70 Apostles] ([[GOARCH]])
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*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=April&day=8 The Holy Apostles Herodian, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon and Hermes] (''Prologue of Ohrid'')
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[[Category:Biblical Saints|Rufus]]
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[[Category:Bishops|Rufus]]
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[[Category:1st-century bishops|Rufus]]
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[[Category:Saints|Rufus]]
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[[Category:Seventy Apostles|Rufus]]
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[[Category:Ante-Nicene Saints|Rufus]]
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[[Category:1st-century saints]]
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[[ro:Apostolul Ruf]]

Latest revision as of 17:24, November 22, 2012

Apostle Rufus

The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Rufus (also Roufos) is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. He was bishop of Thebes in Greece, and is referenced in Romans 16:13. His feast day is April 8. He is also commemorated on January 4 (The Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles).

Hymns

Troparion (Tone 1) [1]

Let us praise in hymns the six–fold choir of Apostles:
Herodion and Agabus,
Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon and holy Hermes.
They ever entreat the Trinity for our souls!

Kontakion (Tone 2)

You became the disciples of Christ
And all-holy Apostles,
O glorious Herodion, Agabus and Rufus,
Asyncritus, Phlegon and Hermes.
Ever entreat the Lord
To grant forgiveness of transgressions
To us who sing your praises.

Kontakion (Tone 4)

Like stars, O holy Apostles,
You illumine the way of the faithful with the light of the Holy Spirit.
You dispel the darkness of error as you gaze on God the Word!

Source

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