Saint 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.
Saint 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 Saint Sosthenes on the episcopal throne at Caesarea.
Saint Tychicus is also commemorated on December 8 together with Saints Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Epaphroditus, Caesar, and Onesiphorus. They all departed to the Lord in peace.