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Apostle Apollo

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Apparently already well versed in the [[Holy Scripture|Scriptures]] and probably influenced by the teaching of disciples of [[John the Forerunner|John the Baptist]], Apollo became known to Paul in [[Ephesus]] where [[Apostle Aquila|Aquila]] and Priscilla spoke with him and instructed him more accurately in the ways of God ([[Acts of the Apostles|Acts]] 18:24-28, 19:1-7). Later, he appears as an important personage in Corinth where Paul refers to him as part of the community (1 Corinthians 3:6, and 4:6). That he was an important companion of Paul’s mission is shown when later in his letter from Ephesus, Paul refers to Apollo’s coming visit to Corinth (1 Corinthians 16:12).
Later in life, Apollo retired to the island of Crete with Zenas, where he may have been bishop. After returning Afterward he returned to Corinth where he was [[bishop]]. Later tradition varies in that he is reported to have been bishop at a number of places including Smyrna in Asia Minor and Caesarea.
Apollo is commemorated on [[September 10]] and [[March 30]]. He is also remembered with [[Apostle Sosthenes|Sosthenes]], [[Apostle Cephas|Cephas]], [[Apostle Tychicus |Tychicus]], Epapphroditius[[Apostle Epaphroditus|Epaphroditus, [[Apostle Caesar|Caesar]], and [[Apostle Onesiphorus|Onesiphorus]] as part of the Seventy on [[December 8]], and on [[January 4]] in the [[Synaxis]] of the Seventy Apostles.

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