Cephas of Iconium

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Epaphroditus, Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas and Caesar

Cephas of Iconium is numbered among the Seventy Disciples, and was bishop of Iconium or Colophon, Pamphylia. The name "Cephas" is Aramaic for "Peter."[1]

The Eastern Orthodox Church remembers St. Cephas on March 30 with Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Caesar, and Epaphroditus; and on December 8 with the same apostles and Onesiphorus. Apostles of the 70 were hand-picked (chosen) and sent by Jesus himself to preach. They were chosen some time after the selection of the Twelve Apostles.[2] All seventy are commemorated by the Orthodox Church on January 4.


  1. ^ "Concordance" of The Orthodox Study Bible: New Testament and Psalms, p. 27. ISBN 0-8407-8391-4
  2. ^ Luke 10:1-24

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