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Apostle Philip (of the Twelve)

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St. Philip found himself in the company his sister Mariamma, the [[Apostle John]] and the [[Apostle Bartholomew]] while preaching in Hieropolis. Through prayer he killed a giant snake that the pagans worshipped which angered the unbaptized so much that they crucified he and St. Bartholomew upside-down. Again, the earth opened and swallowed his judge with many pagans, and being terribly afraid the people rushed to bring the Apostles down from their torment. But St. Philip had already reposed.
St. Bartholomew then ordained Stachys --whom St. Philip had healed of a forty-year blindness and baptized-- as [[Bishop]] for those who were baptized in that area. Later, St. Philip's [[relic]]s were translated to Rome. He is numbered among the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]].

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