Commemorated on February 17
Righteous Mariam, – the sister of the holy Apostle from the 12 Philip (Comm. 14 November), made a vow of virginity and became companion of her brother Philip and the holy Apostle Bartholomew (Comm. 11 June), actively assisting them in their apostolic work. The Church historian Nikephoros Kallistos gives an account about their successful preaching in the Phrygian city of Hieropolis, where they were arrested and locked up in prison. They subjected the Apostle Philip to death, hung on a cross, but Saint Mariam and the Apostle Bartholomew were set free. The Apostle Bartholomew set out to preach the Gospel in India. Saint Mariam, having taken up the body of the holy Apostle Philip, preached the Gospel at Likaion (Asia Minor). She died peacefully there.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.