Apostle Epenetus of the Seventy

Saints Epenetus, Silas, Silvanus, Crescens, and Andronicus were among the Seventy Apostles chosen and sent forth to preach by Christ (Luke 10:1).

The Holy Apostle Epenetus was made bishop at Carthage. In his Epistle to the Romans, the holy Apostle Paul writes: “Greet my dear Epenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ” (Rom 16:5).

He is also commemorated on July 30 together with Sts Crescens and Andronicus.