Carpos and Alphaeus, Apostles of the Seventy
Saint Carpos and Saint Alphaeus were numbered with the Seventy, and ministered to the holy Apostle Paul, journeying with him and conveying his epistles to those to whom they were written. Saint Carpos became Bishop of Beroea in Thrace, where he endured great tribulations while bringing many of the heathen to holy Baptism, and suffered martyrdom there. Saint Paul mentions him in 2 Timothy 4:13.
Dismissal Hymn (Third Tone)
O Holy Apostles Carpos and Alphaeus, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.
Kontakion (Fourth Tone)
Having you, O venerable Apostles Carpos and Alphaeus, as bright and shining stars, the Church is ever made to shine with your innumerable miracles. Save them that faithfully honour your memories.
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