Saint Agabus was one of the Seventy Apostles chosen and sent forth to preach by Christ (Luke 10:1).
The holy Apostle Agabus was endowed with the gift of prophecy. He predicted (Acts 11:27-28) the famine during the reign of the emperor Claudius (41-52), and foretold the suffering of the Apostle Paul at Jerusalem (Acts 21:11). Saint Agabus preached in many lands, and converted many pagans to Christ.
Agabus endured fierce sufferings for Christ and was found worthy of a martyr’s crown.