Artemon, bishop of Seleucia-in-Pisidia

Artemon, bishop of Seleucia-in-Pisidia came from Seleucia of Pisidia, where he was born and brought up at the time of the holy Apostles.

When blessed Apostle Paul was walking and preaching the Gospel around those places, he found St. Artemon and consecrated him Bishop, shepherd and teacher of that city, because the lamp ought not to be hidden under the bushel.

St. Artemon ministered his flock well. He became a harbour that saved all those who were in need, he cared for the widows and the orphans, he helped the poor and cured the diseases of both the spirit and the flesh.

Having led a life of such God-pleasing works, the thrice-blessed man departed to the Lord full of years.