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== Life ==The holy, glorious, all-laudible laudable '''Apostle Herodian''' (also ''Herodion'' or ''Rodion'') was numbered among the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy Apostles]]. He was a relative of the [[Apostle Paul]] ([[Romans]] 16:11) and [[Bishopbishop]] of Neoparthia , where he suffered greatly at the hands of the Jews. After beating, stoning , and stabbing him, they left him for dead. But , but St. Herodian arose and continued to serve the Apostles.
He was beheaded with [[Apostle Olympas|Olympas]] in Rome while they were serving the [[Apostle Peter]] on the same day that St. Peter was crucified. His [[feast day]]s are celebrated on [[January 4]] among the Seventy, [[April 8]], and [[November 10]].
==Hymns==
===November 10===
[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 3) [http://www.oca.org/FStropars.asp?ID=103265]
== Martydom ==He was beheaded in Rome while serving the :Holy Apostles, [[Apostle Erastus|Erastus]], [[Apostle Olympas|Olympas]], Herodian, [[Apostle Sosipater|Sosipater]], [[Apostle Quartus|Quartus]] and [[Apostle PeterTertius|Tertius]] on ,:entreat the same day that St. Peter was crucifiedmerciful God,:to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 2)
== Feast Day ==:Illumined by divine light, O holy apostles,The Church remembers St:you wisely destroyed the works of [[idolatry]]. Herodian on :When you caught all the [[April 8pagan]]s you brought them to the Master:and taught them to glorify the [[Trinity]].
===April 8===
Troparion (Tone 1) [http://www.oca.org/FStropars.asp?ID=101024]
 
:Let us praise in [[hymn]]s the six–fold choir of Apostles:
:Herodion and [[Apostle Agabus|Agabus]],
:[[Apostle Rufus|Rufus]], [[Apostle Asyncritus|Asyncritus]], [[Apostle Phlegon|Phlegon]] and holy [[Apostle Hermes (bishop)|Hermes]].
:They ever entreat the Trinity for our souls!
 
Kontakion (Tone 2)
 
:You became the [[disciple]]s 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 ==
*St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]'' ==External links==*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100051 Apostle Herodion of the Seventy], January 4 ([[OCA]])*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101024 Apostle Herodion of the Seventy, and those with Him], April 8 (OCA)*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=103267 Apostle Rodion of the Seventy], November 10 (OCA)*[https://www.goarch.org/chapel/saints?contentid=11 The Holy Apostles of the Seventy Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, and Hermes] ([[GOARCH]]) [[Category:Biblical Saints|Herodian]][[Category:Seventy Apostles|Herodian]][[Category:Bishops|Herodian]][[Category:1st-century bishops|Herodian]][[Category:Martyrs|Herodian]][[Category:Saints|Herodian]][[Category:Ante-Nicene Saints|Herodian]][[Category:1st-century saints]]
[[Categoryro:Saints]][[Category:Biblical SaintsApostolul Irodian]]
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