Saints Stachys, Apellis, Amblias, Urbanos, Narcissus and Aristobulus the Apostles from the Septuagint
Holiday date: 31/10
Saints Stachys, Apellis, Amblias, Urbanos, Narcissus and Aristobulus belonged to the seventy Apostles of the Lord and all of them were “the fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved” (2nd Corinthians, 2nd 15). That is, the fragrance of Christ, pleasing to God, and fragrance among the saved who heard the saving message of the Gospel from them.
Saint Stachys became the first bishop of Byzantium, and after spending 16 years in apostolic preaching, he peacefully rested in the Lord.
Saint Apellis became bishop of Heraklion and brought many to the Christian faith.
Agios Amblias became bishop of Odyssoupolis and Urvanos, bishop of Macedonia. Because both of them were breaking down idols, they were martyred.
Saint Narcissus was ordained bishop of Athens. However, the truth of the Gospel, which he taught with zeal, roused the pagans, as a result of which they tortured him and he surrendered his soul as a martyr.
Saint Aristobulus, he too was a bishop and died peacefully, preaching Christ until the end of his life. (For Saint Aristobulos, see March 15).