This holy Apostle was numbered with the Seventy, and ministered unto the holy
Apostle Paul, journeying with him and conveying his epistles unto those
to whom they were written. He became Bishop of Beroea in Thrace, where
he endured great tribulations while bringing many of the heathen to
holy Baptism, and also suffered martyrdom there. Saint Paul mentions
him in 11 Timothy 4: 13.
Apolytikion in the Third Tone:
O Holy Apostle Carpos, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our
souls forgiveness of offences.
Kontakion in the
Having thee, O ven'rable Apostle Carpus, as a bright and shining star, the
Church is ever made to shine with thine innum'rable miracles. Save them that
faithfully honour thy memory.
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