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.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.