Apostles Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, Apelles of the Seventy

Commemorated October 31

Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called made Stachys Bishop of Byzantium, where he was Bishop for 16 years, zealously preaching the Gospel of Christ and converting pagans to the true Faith. St Amplias was Bishop in the city of Diospolis, and St Urban, in Macedonia. The holy Apostle Andrew also made them Bishops. For preaching the Gospel, they were put to death by Jews and pagan Greeks. St Narcissus was Bishop of Athens, and St. Apelles was Bishop at Heraclium.

Dismissal Hymn (Third Tone)

Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Stáchys, Amplías, Úrban, Narcíssus, and Apélles entreat the merciful God to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion (Plagal of the Fourth Tone)

Let us thankfully praise the wise Apostles Stáchys, Amplías, Úrban, Narcíssus, and Apélles those treasures of the Holy Spirit and rays of the Sun of glory, who were gathered together by the grace of our God.