Date of the feast of Agios Karpos of the Apostle of the Septuagint
The Apostle Karpos lived in the years of King Nero (52 AD), and you are among the seventy disciples of the Lord. Also, he was an associate of the Apostle Paul and from what we learn from his second letter to Timothy (v. 13), he worked for the spread of the Gospel in Troas. Then he became a bishop in Varna in Thrace (and S. Efstratiadis mentions Verroia in Thrace), where with his holy life and the illumination of the Holy Spirit he became a spiritual star of the first magnitude and illuminated with his divine teachings the entire territory of the diocese of.
In his work, Karpos suffered many temptations and sorrows, which he faced with great bravery and patience. He was not afraid of pain and suffering, but entered the battle vigorously, not counting the wrath and fury of the tyrants. The word of the Lord had settled in him: “If you pity the world” (Gospel according to John, p. 33.). That is, as long as you are in the world, you will have sorrow. The path of union with the Lord is not paved with rose petals, but with trials, which we must face with constant struggle, according to His holy will.
Agios Karpos died peacefully, enlightening many people with his example.