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Phillip Deacon -Apostle
October 11, 2018
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely
St. Phillip, one of Seven Deacons, converted the Samaritans, baptized the eunuch of Candace, Queen of Ethiopia (Acts 8), and was the host of St. Paul at Caesarea (Acts 21.8). His four daughters are honored as Saints with him. He became Bishop of Tralles in Lydia, and there suffered martyrdom.
Our venerable father, Theophan, Confessor, Bishop of Nicea and composer of Canons, opposed the Iconoclasts at the 2nd Council of Nicea (A.D. 787). Banished by Emperor Leo the Armenian, he died in exile A.D. 818.