Apostle Silvanus of the Seventy

The Holy Apostles of the Seventy Silvanus, Silas, Crescens, Epenetus and Andronicus were disciples of the Savior.

The Holy Apostle Silvanus preached the Word of God together with the chief Apostles Peter and Paul. In his First Epistle, the holy Apostle Peter makes mention of him: “By Silvanus, a faithful brother to you, as I suppose, I have written briefly...” (1 Peter 5:12). St Silvanus was made bishop at Thessalonica and died there a martyr, having undergone many sorrows and misfortunes for the Lord’s sake.