Apostle Erastus of the Seventy

The holy Apostle Erastus was a disciple of St Paul, and is mentioned in the Epistle to the Romans: “And Erastus, the city treasurer, greets you, and Quartus, a brother” (Rom 16: 23).

St Erastus was at first a deacon and treasurer of the Church of Jerusalem, and later was a bishop at Paneas in Palestine.

St Erastus is also commemorated on November 10 together with Sts Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Quartus and Tertius. They lived during the first century.