St. Prochorus was one of the 70 Apostles that Christ sent to preach the Good News. Christ told them to take nothing material with them. Their fruits were great. After Christ’s death and resurrection, St. Prochorus was among the first seven deacons in the Church of Christ, chosen by the twelve Apostles because they were full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom. Before going with St. John who was banished to the island of Patmos, St. Prochorus accompanied the holy Apostle Peter and was made by him bishop in the city of Nicomedia. At Patmos, he wrote down the Book of Revelation from the Holy Apostle John the Theologian concerning the final fate of the world. St. Prochorus returned from Patmos and converted pagans to Christ in the City of Antioch. There he received a martyr’s crown. St. Prochorus is commemorated on July 28, along with the Seventy Apostles.
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