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Apostle Sosipater

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[[Image:Jasonsosipater.jpg|frame|thumb|200px|Ss. [[Apostle Jason|Jason]] and Sosipater]]
The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Sosipater''' is numbered among the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy Apostles]]. Born in Achaea, he was [[Bishop]] in Iconium (prior to the [[Apostle Tertius]]) by his relative the [[Apostle Paul]]. With the [[Apostle Jason]] he traveled to the island of Corfu where they built a church in honor of the [[Apostle Stephen the Protomartyr]] and converted many pagans to the Christian faith. Seeing this, the king of Corfu threw them into prison where they [[conversion|converted]] seven other prisoners to the Christian faith: Saturninus, Jakischolus, Faustianus, Januarius, Marsalius, Euphrasius and Mammius. The king had those seven put to death for their faith in boiling pitch.