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On this day we celebrate the memory of Archippus.

Archippus was one of apostle any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people. Paul's disciples, by whom he was praised and was called his fellow soldier in Paul's epistle to Philemon. In the epistle to the Colossians, Paul also wrote about Archippus, saying: "Say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it" (Colossians 4:17).

So, Archippus was in Colosse (which is a Frygian (Phrygian) city) and was preaching the Gospel together with Philemon, when the city's idolaters worship of any cult image, idea, or object, as opposed to the worship of a monotheistic God. rushed at them, caught apostle Archippus and brought him to governor a Roman governor was responsible for the taxes and accounting, was the supreme judge, and commanded an army. Androcles. However, he would not sacrifice to the idol called Menas. So, Archippus was executed.

Glory be to God forever, Amen.


Almighty God, you have surrounded us with a great cloud of witnesses: Grant that we, encouraged by the good example of your servant Archippus may persevere in running the race that is set before us, until at last we may with them attain to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.