By Bishop Grigorios of Mesaoria
Our Holy Church today, May 26, honors the memory of Sts Carpus and Alphaeus (of Seventy Apostles).
Saint Carpus is included in the circle of the seventy disciples of Christ and, according to the Second Epistle to Timothy, he was a companion and collaborator of the Apostle Paul and developed a great missionary activity in Troas.
He became a bishop in a province of Thrace and distinguished himself as a wise teacher, a capable spiritual leader and a militant defender of the truth. Like his teacher, the Apostle Paul, Carpus suffered many trials and imprisonments, which he endured with joy, setting an example of faith and self-denial for the faithful. He died peacefully in old age.
Source: Church of Crete