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Apostle Rodion of the Seventy

Commemorated on November 10

Saint Rodion, or Herodion (April 8), was a kinsman of the Apostle Paul (Romans 16:11), and left the bishop’s throne at Patras to go to Rome with the Apostle Peter. St Olympas was also a companion of the Apostle Peter. Sts Rodion and Olympas were beheaded on the very day and hour when St Peter was crucified.

Troparion Tone 3

Holy Apostles, Erastus, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipater, Quartus and Tertius, / entreat the merciful God, / to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion Tone 2

Illumined by divine light, O holy apostles, / you wisely destroyed the works of idolatry. / When you caught all the pagans you brought them to the Master / and taught them to glorify the Trinity.

The Orthodox Church in America

10 / 11 / 2016

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