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You see the Apostle and First-Called Disciple Saint Andrew handing the Book of the Gospels to this Apostle Stachys. The image conveys both the spiritual lineage of Saint Stachys and his Apostolic appointment and ordination to the episcopacy. The Holy Apostle Paul calls him, “Στάχυν τὸν ἀγαπητόν μου,” in his Epistle to the Romans, showing the engaged ministry of this first Bishop of what would become the City of Constantine.†