Fortunatus was a disciple from Corinth, of Roman birth or origin, as his name indicates, who visited Paul at Ephesus, most probably with contributions; and returned, along with Stephanus and Achaicus, in charge of that apostle's first Epistle to the Corinthian Church.
- 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."
- Hoole, Charles Holland. The Classical Element in the New Testament, London. Macmillan and Co., 1888, p. 37
- "Fortunatus", The Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature (James Strong and John McClintock, ed.); Harper and Brothers; NY; 1880. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "Lives of the Saints".