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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]].
 
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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==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 disciples 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]]''

Revision as of 08:56, October 11, 2006

The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Rufus 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.

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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