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Apostle Parmenas

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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Parmenas''' was one of the original seven deacons [[deacon]]s chosen by the Twelve [[Apostles ]] to minister to the [[Church of Jerusalem]], according to the [[Acts of the Apostles]]. He was also one of the [[Seventy Apostles ]] sent out by [[Jesus ]] in the [[Gospel of Luke ]], chapter 10. After preaching for many years in Asia Minor, he settled down in Macedonia. Hippolytus says that Parmenas was the [[Bishop ]] of Soli. He is thought to have died a [[martyr ]] in Philippi, Macedonia , in the year 98 AD, during the persecution of the Christians under the Roman Emperor Trajan. The Church commemorates Apostle Parmenas on [[January 4]] with the Seventy, and on [[July 28]] with the seven deacons.
==Hymns==[[Troparion]] (Tone 3):Holy apostle Parmenas 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 Parmenas,:Your [[miracle]]s have manifested great enlightenment.:Therefore we cry out to [[Christ]]::"Save those who with faith honor Your apostle, O Most Merciful One." ==External links==*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102111 Apostle Parmenas the Deacon of the Seventy] ([[OCA]])*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=144 Prochoros, Nicanor, Timon, & Parmenas the Apostles of the 70] ([[GOARCH]]) [[Category:Biblical Saints|Parmenas]][[Category:Bishops|Parmenas]][[Category:1st-century bishops|Parmenas]][[Category:Martyrs|Parmenas]][[Category:Saints|Parmenas]][[Category:Seventy Apostles|Parmenas]][[Category:Seven Deacons|Parmenas]][[Category:Ante-Nicene Saints|Parmenas]][[Category:1st-century saints]] [[fr:Apôtre Parménas]][[ro:Apostolul Parmena]]

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