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Holy and All-praised Apostle Philip

An icon of Holy and All-praised Apostle Philip.

The Icon

Feast Day - November 14th.

When Jesus encountered Philip, he said, "Follow Me," and Philip immediately obeyed, thus becoming one of the original 12 Apostles. St. Philip then found Nathanael and proclaimed "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also, the prophets wrote - Jesus of Nazareth." St. Philip is shown in the icon holding a scroll, a sign of his teaching and preaching the Gospel. He was also one of the chosen seven Deacons and in Acts 21:8, he is referred to as an evangelist.

Troparion in tone 4

The universe is adorned and Ethiopia rejoices,
For she is enlightened by you and adorned by your crown!
O most eloquent Philip, she brightly celebrates your memory.
You accomplished a course worthy of the Gospel,
For you taught all to believe in Christ.
Therefore Ethiopia extends her arms to God:
Pray to Him, O Philip that He will grant us great mercy!

Kontakion in tone 8

Your disciple, and friend, imitator of Your passion,
The God-preaching Philip proclaimed You to the universe!
By his prayers deliver Your church from her enemies;
Through the Theotokos protect every city, O most merciful Christ!

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