Apostle Tychicus of the Seventy

St Tychicus was one of the Seventy Apostles who were chosen some time after the selection of the Twelve Apostles (Luke 10:1-24), and were sent forth to preach by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

St Tychicus, a native of Asia Minor, was a disciple and companion of the holy Apostle Paul. At the time of Paul’s first imprisonment, he delivered the Epistles to the Ephesians and to the Colossians. He replaced St Sosthenes on the episcopal throne at Caesarea.

St Tychicus is also commemorated on December 8 together with Sts Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Epaphroditus, Caesar, and Onesiphorus. They all departed to the Lord in peace.