Apostle Apelles of the Seventy

Saint 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.

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