|Saints Philemon and Apphia|
|Apostles (Eastern Orthodox)|
Martyrs (Latin Rite)
Roman Catholic Church
22 November (Eastern Orthodox) (Roman Catholic)|
February 15 (Lutheran)
The Menaia of 22 November speak of Philemon as a holy apostle who, in company with Apphia, Archippus, and Onesimus had been martyred at Colossae during the first general persecution in the reign of Nero. In the list of the Seventy Apostles, attributed to Dorotheus of Tyre, Philemon is described as bishop of Gaza.
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