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).
 
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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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!

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