Holy Disciples from the Seventy Mark, Aristarchus and Zenon

Commemorated on September 27

      The Holy Disciple from the Seventy Mark, also named John, is mentioned by the holy Disciple and Evangelist Luke in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 12: 25, 15: 37-39) and also by the holy Apostle Paul in both the Epistle to the Colossians (Col. 4: 10) and the Epistle to Philemon (Phlm. 1: 23). The holy Disciple Mark preached the Word of God together with Paul and Barnabas and was made bishop by them of the Phoenician city of Biblos. The holy Disciple Mark attained great daring before God, such that his very shadow healed the sick (Comm. also 15 April).
      The Holy Disciple from the Seventy Aristarchus was mentioned by the holy Apostle Paul in the Epistle to the Colossians (Col. 4: 10) and in Philemon (Phlm. 1: 23). The holy Disciple Aristarchus accompanied the holy Apostle Paul, and afterwards was made bishop in the Syrian city of Apameia (Comm. also 15 April).
      The Holy Disciple from the Seventy Zenon, a disciple and co-worker with the first-ranked Apostle Paul, was called a "lawyer", since he was a learned man and led juridical matters in church courts. There is mention about him in the Epistle of the holy Apostle Paul to Titus (Tit. 3: 13): "Take care to send off Zenon the lawyer and Apollos such that nothing be wanting for them". Afterwards the disciple Zenon became bishop of the city of Diospolis (or Lydda) in Palestine.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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The Holy Disciple from the Seventy  Mark
The Holy Disciple from the Seventy Mark

The Holy Disciple from the Seventy  Aristarchus
The Holy Disciple from the Seventy Aristarchus

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