St. Philip the Apostle

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He was born in Bethesda (John 1:44). He studied the law and prophecies and so he said to Nathaniel “We found the Messiah about him Moses wrote in the Law and the prophets, Jesus” (John 1:45). He was mentioned in the miracle of feeding the five thousand when the Lord asked from where we can buy food for those to eat and St. Philip answered food with 200 coins is not enough for them (John 6:5-7). Also, so Greeks asked him to see the Lord Jesus Christ on the Monday following Palm Sunday (John 12:20-22). Mentioned also in the Last Supper and when he said to the Lord “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us” and so the Lord answered him saying “Have I been with you so long and yet you have not known me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, show us the Father” (John 14: 8-10).

He preached in Persia, Asia Minor and Hierapolis which was close to Colossi in Asia Minor where he martyred upon a cross.