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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Philip (of the Seventy)''', one of the Seven [[Deacon]]s, is commemorated by the Church on [[October 11]].  He was born in Palestine, was married, and had children. He was not the St. [[Apostle Philip (of the Twelve)|Philip]] ([[November 14]]) who was one of the Twelve [[Apostles]].
After the [[Pentecost|Descent of the Holy Spirit]], the Twelve Apostles made Philip, along with six others, a [[deacon]] in the [[Church of Jerusalem]].  They appointed him to deal with the offerings of the faithful and attend to the concerns of the widowed, the orphaned, and the needy. When the persecution of Christians began, and the Jews stoned the [[Protomartyr]] [[Apostle Stephen the Protomartyr|Stephen]], the eldest of the Seven Deacons, the Apostle Philip left Jerusalem and settled in Samaria. There he successfully preached Christianity. Among the disciple's [[convert]]s was the noted magician Simon, who "after being [[baptism|baptized]], continued with Philip." ([[Acts of the Apostles|Acts]] 8:9-13)
At the command of an [[angel]] of the [[Lord]], St. Philip set out upon the road connecting Jerusalem with Gaza. There he met an official of the empress of Ethiopia, whom he also converted to Christianity (Acts 8:26-39). The holy disciple Philip tirelessly preached the Word of God in many of the lands of the Near East adjoining Palestine. At Jerusalem the Apostles made him a [[bishop]] and sent him to Tralles in Asia Minor, where he also baptized many. St. Philip died in old age.
[[Troparion]] (Tone 4) [http://www.oca.org/FSTropars.asp?ID=102936]
:The universe is adorned and Ethiopia rejoices,
:For she is enlightened by you and adorned by your crown.
:O most eloquent Philip she brightly celebrates your memory.
:You accomplished a course worthy of the Gospel,
:For you taught all to believe in Christ.
:Wherefore Ethiopia extends her arms to God,
:Pray to Him, O Philip, that He will grant us great mercy.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 4) [http://www.oca.org/FSTropars.asp?ID=102936]
:Inspired by the [[Holy Spirit]]
:You enlightened the whole world with your teachings
:And the splendor of your [[miracle]]s
:O Apostle Philip, contemplator of Divine Truths.
==External links==
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102936 Apostle Philip of the Seventy, One of the Seven Deacons], October 11 (OCA)
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100028 Apostle Philip the Deacon of the Seventy], January 4 (OCA)
*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=236 Philip the Apostle of the 70, one of the 7 Deacons] ([[GOARCH]])
[[Category:Biblical Saints|Philip (of the Seventy)]]
[[Category:Bishops|Philip (of the Seventy)]]
[[Category:Saints|Philip (of the Seventy)]]
[[Category:Seven Deacons|Philip (of the Seventy)]]
[[ro:Apostolul Filip (din cei Şaptezeci)]]

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