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Prochororus the Deacon]]The Holy '''Apostle Prochorus''' of the [[Apostle|Seventy]] was among the first [[deacon]]s in the Church along with [[Apostle Stephen the Protomartyr|Stephen]], [[Apostle Philip (of the Seventy)|Philip]], [[Apostle Parmenas|Parmenas]], [[Apostle Nicanor|Nicanor]], [[Apostle Timon |Timon ]] and Nicholas. Although they died at various times and in various places, they are commemorated together on [[July 28]]. St Prochorus is also commemorated on [[January 4]] with the [[Synaxis]] of the 70 Holy Apostles.
In the [[Acts of the
Holy Apostles]] (6:1-6) it is said that the twelve [[Apostle]]s chose seven men full of the [[Holy Spirit]] and wisdom, and appointed them to serve as deacons.
St Prochorus at first accompanied the holy [[Apostle Peter]] and was made by him [[bishop]] in the city of Nicomedia. After the [[Dormition]] of the Most Holy [[Theotokos]], Prochorus was a companion and coworker of the holy [[Apostle John]] the [[Theologian]] and was banished to the island of Patmos together with him. There Apostle and Evangelist John wrote down the [[Book of Revelation]] concerning the final fate of the world. Upon returning to Nicomedia, St Prochorus converted pagans to Christ in the city of Antioch and there he received a [[martyr]]'s crown.
[[Troparion]] (Tone 3)
:Holy apostle Prochorus of the Seventy;
:entreat the merciful;
:to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 4)
:The Church ever sees you as a shining star, O apostle Prochorus,
:Your miracles have manifested great enlightenment.
:Therefore we cry out to Christ:
:"Save those who with faith honor Your apostle, O Most Merciful One."
Link== *[http://www. comeandseeicons. com/ j/ phn15. htm Icon of Evangelist John and St. Prochorus]
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