St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

10 / 23 November

The Holy Apostles Olympas, Erastus, Quartus, Herodion,Sosipater and Tertius

They were all among the Seventy. The last three are also commemorated elsewhere: Herodion on April 8th, Sosipater on April 28th and Tertius on October 30th. Ss Olympas and Herodion were followers of the Apostle Peter and, when Peter suffered, they suffered too, being beheaded at Nero's command. Erastus was steward of the Church in Jerusalem, and later became Bishop of Paneas in Palestine. Quartus was bishop in Beirut; he suffered greatly and brought many to the Christian faith. Sosipater was bishop in Iconium, and Tertius followed him as bishop there. They strove in spirit, became victors and were crowned with wreaths of glory. The Holy Martyr Orestes.

On the same day: St. Nonnus, Bishop of Heliopolis

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