Feast Day: June 30th
Apolytikion: O Holy Apostles, intercede to our Merciful God, that He may grant our Souls forgiveness of sins.
Kontakion: O Lord, receive the steadfast and Divinely voiced preachers, the pinnacle of Your Disciples, unto their rest and the enjoyment of Your Blessings. You received, above every offering, their labours and their life. You alone know what the heart holds.
Although not one of the official 12 Apostles, Saint Paul is depicted in many of the Icons of the 12 Apostles due to his prominent role in the spreading of the Teachings and Life of Christ. As too is Saint Luke the Apostle of the 70, Iconographer, Doctor and Evangelist.
John 15: 5
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
The Four Evangelists