Ecclesiastes 8:1-10:10; Psalm 48:11·21; Proverbs 10:7·11; 1 Corinthians 6
He was a disciple and friend of St John the Theologian, and worked with the Apostle Paul, and is himself named as an Apostle though he is not one of the Seventy. He travelled widely in the ministry of the Gospel of Christ, suffering many imprisonments and tortures. He died in Sebastia, the place of his birth. The Prologue says that he was beheaded, the Great Horologion that he reposed in peace "in deep old age."
Ecclesiastes 5:7-7:29; Psalm 48:1·10; Proverbs 10:1·6; 1 Corinthians 5
2 Corinthians 1:12-20 Matthew 22:23-33
He was the servant of the Great Martyr Demetrius, and was present at his martyrdom. He dipped the hem of his garment in the martyr's blood, and later worked many miracles with the garment, healing many illnesses. At the order of the Emperor Maximian, he was then himself arrested, tortured and, like his earthly master, beheaded for Christ. It is said that, as his death approached, he prayed to be baptized before his death, for, though a believer in Christ, he had never been able to be baptized. A cloud suddenly poured down a torrent of water upon him, answering his prayer.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-5:6; Psalm 47; Proverbs 9:21·25; 1 Corinthians 4
2 Corinthians 1:1-7 Matthew 21:43-46