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Apostle Cephas

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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Cephas''' is numbered among the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy Apostles]], and was [[bishop]] of Iconiumor Colophon, Pamphylia. It is assumed that he is the one who is mentioned by the [[Apostle Paul]] ([[I Corinthians|1 Cor.]] 15:5).
The Church remembers St. Cephas on [[March 30]]th with, Apostles [[Apostle Sosthenes|Sosthenes]], [[Apostle Apollo|Apollos]], [[Apostle Caesar|Caesar]], and [[Apostle Epaphroditus|Epaphroditus]] ; and on [[December 8]]th with the same apostles and [[Apostle Onesiphorus|Onesiphorus]].
Apostles of the 70 were chosen and sent by the Lord [[Jesus Christ Himself ]] 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]]thThe name "Cephas" is Aramaic for "Peter."<ref>"Concordance" of ''The Orthodox Study Bible: New Testament and Psalms'', p. 27. ISBN 0840783914</ref> ==Reference==<references />
==External links==
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100948 Apostle Cephas of the Seventy], March 30 ([[OCA]] website)*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=103498 Apostle Cephas of the Seventy], December 8 (OCA)*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=December&day=8 The Holy Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Tychicus, Epaphroditus, Onesiphorus, Cephas and Caesar] (''[[Prologue of Ohrid]]'')*[http://www.orthodox.net/saints/70apostles.html The Choosing Of The Seventy Holy Apostles]
[[Category:Biblical Saints|Cephas]]
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[[Category:Saints|Cephas]]
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