The Holy Apostles Andronicus and Junia
These Apostles are mentioned by Saint Paul in his Epistle to the Romans, where he writes: “Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the Apostles, who also were in Christ before me” (Rom. 16:7).
Apolytikion of Andronicus & Junia in the Third Tone
O Holy Apostles, intercede to our merciful God, that He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
Kontakion of Andronicus & Junia in the Second Tone
As notable companions of the Apostles and true ministers of Jesus, ye proved to be sacred heralds of His condescension; for having received the grace of the Spirit, O glorious Andronicus and Junia, ye shine like lamps unto the ends of the world.
We Also Celebrate Today:
Holy Godbearing Nectarius, the Builder of the Holy Monastery of Varlaam of Meteora
Theodotos the Martyr of Ancyra & the 7 Virgin-martyrs
Athanasios, Archbishop of Christianopolis
The New Martyrs of Batak, Bulgaria
Nicholas the Younger who was martyred in Metsovo, Epirus