The Holy Disciples from the Seventy – Stakhios, Amplias, Urban, Narcissos, Apellias and Aristoboulos (I):

Commemorated on October 31

      The Holy Disciples from the Seventy – Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, Apelles and Aristobulus (I): The holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called ordained Stakhias to the dignity of bishop of Byzantium, where he was bishop for sixteen years, zealously preaching the Gospel of Christ and converting pagans to the true faith. Saint Amplias was bishop in the city of Diospolis; Saint Urban – in Macedonia. They also were bishops by the consecration of the holy Apostle Andrew. For preaching the Gospel they were put to a martyr's death by Jews and pagan Greeks. Saint Narcissus was bishop in the city of Athens. Saint Apelles was bishop at Heraclium. About Saint Aristobulus the account is situated under 16 March.

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