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Apostle Prochorus

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[[Image:Prochororus the deacon.JPG|frame|right|Prochororus Prochorus the Deacon]]The Holy holy, glorious and all-laudable '''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.
==Hymns==
[[Troparion]] ([[Tone ]] 3) [http://www.oca.org/FSTropars.asp?SID=13&ID=100029]
:Holy apostle Prochorus of the Seventy;
:entreat the merciful;
:to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 4) [http://www.oca.org/FSTropars.asp?SID=13&ID=100029]
: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."
==External Linklinks== *[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102109 Apostle Prochorus the Deacon of the Seventy], July 28 ([[OCA]])*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100029 Apostle Prochorus the Deacon of the Seventy], January 4 (OCA)*[http://www.comeandseeiconsgoarch.comorg/jchapel/phn15saints_view?contentid=144 Prochoros, Nicanor, Timon, & Parmenas the Apostles of the 70] ([[GOARCH]])*[http://www.htm Icon of Evangelist John westsrbdio.org/en/prologue/583-july-28 The Holy Apostles Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and St. Parmenas] [[Category:Biblical Saints|Prochorus]][[Category:Seventy Apostles|Prochorus]][[Category:Bishops|Prochorus]][[Category:1st-century bishops|Prochorus]][[Category:Martyrs|Prochorus]][[Category:Seven Deacons|Prochorus]][[Category:Saints|Prochorus]][[Category:Ante-Nicene Saints|Prochorus]][[Category:1st-century saints]]
[[Categoryfr:Biblical SaintsApôtre Prochore]][[Categoryro:Bishops]][[Category:Martyrs]][[Category:SaintsApostolul Prohor]]
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