Apostle Apelles of the Seventy

St Apelles was one of the Seventy Apostles, and was made a bishop by the holy Apostle Andrew. He was put to death by Jews and pagan Greeks for preaching the Gospel.

St Apelles is also commemorated on October 31 together with Sts Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, and Aristobulus, and again on September 10 with Sts Lucius and Clement.