The Holy Disciples from the Seventy: Tertius (Tercias), Mark, Justus and Artemis:

Commemorated on October 30

      The Holy Disciples from the Seventy: Tertius (Tercias), Mark, Justus and Artemis: Saint Tertius was the second bishop in succession (after the holy Disciple Sosipater) in Iconium, where he converted many pagans to Christ, and here he ended his life as a martyr. The Apostle Paul makes mention of him in the Epistle to the Romans (Rom. 16: 22). Saint Mark, he that was John, (Acts 12: 12), a nephew of the Disciple Barnabas, was bishop of Apolloniada (Col. 4: 10). It was in the house of his mother Maria that the persecuted disciples found shelter after the Ascension of the Lord. Saint Justus, called Barsaba, a son of Saint Joseph the Betrothed, was chosen in place of Judas, together with Matthias. He was a bishop and died a martyr's death at Eleutheropolis.
      Saint Artemis was bishop of the Lycian city of Lystra, and he died peacefully.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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