Fortunatus (New Testament person)

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Fortunatus is person mentioned by St Paul in I Corinthians 16:17: I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.

Church traditions[edit]

Fortunatus was a disciple from Corinth, of Roman birth or origin, as his name indicates, who visited Paul at Ephesus, most probably with contributions;[1] and returned, along with Stephanus and Achaicus, in charge of that apostle's first Epistle to the Corinthian Church.[2]


Troparion (Tone 3) [3]

Holy apostle Fortunatus 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 Fortunatus,
Your miracles have manifested great enlightenment.
Therefore we cry out to Christ:
"Save those who with faith honor Your apostle, O Most Merciful One."

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hoole, Charles Holland. The Classical Element in the New Testament, London. Macmillan and Co., 1888, p. 37
  2. ^ "Fortunatus", The Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (James Strong and John McClintock, ed.); Harper and Brothers; NY; 1880. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Lives of the Saints".