According to the New Testament book of Romans, Tertius of Iconium (also Tertios) acted as an amanuensis for Paul the Apostle, writing down his Epistle to the Romans. He is numbered among the Seventy Disciples in a list pseudonymously attributed to Hippolytus of Rome, which is found in the margin of several ancient manuscripts.
Bishop of Iconium
Apostle of the Seventy
|Venerated in||Eastern Orthodox Church|
Roman Catholic Church
|Feast||June 21 (Orthodoxy)|
October 30 (both)
November 10 (both)
According to tradition, Tertius was Bishop in Iconium after the Apostle Sosipater and died a martyr. The Catholic Church marks St. Tertius days on October 30 and November 10.
- Holy Apostles, Erastus, Olympas, Herodian, Sosipater, Quartus and Tertius,
- entreat the merciful God,
- to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
Kontakion (Tone 2)
- Illumined by divine light, O holy apostles,
- you wisely destroyed the works of idolatry.
- When you caught all the pagans you brought them to the Master
- and taught them to glorify the Trinity.
- Romans 16:22
- On the Seventy Apostles of Christ
- According to a list of the seventy contained in several ancient manuscripts. See Townsend, George (1825). The New Testament, Vol. 1. London. p. 310.
- Mounce, Robert H. (1995). The New American Commentary:Romans. Vol. 27 (NIV ed.). Broadman & Holman Publishers. pp. 281 (fn. 77). ISBN 978-08054-0127-1.
- Fitzmyer, Joseph A. (1993). Romans: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland: Doubleday. p. 749. ISBN 0-385-23317-5.
- Hastings, James (1911). A Dictionary of the Bible. Iconium. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 444.
- Apostle Tertius of the Seventy, October 30 (OCA)
- Apostle Tertius of the Seventy, November 10 (OCA)
- Erastos, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipatros, Quartus, Tertios, Apostles of the 70 (GOARCH)
- The Holy Apostles Cleopas, Tertius, Mark, Justus and Artemas (Prologue of Ohrid, October 30)
- The Holy Apostles Olympas, Erastus, Quartus, Herodion, Sosipater and Tertius (Prologue of Ohrid, November 10)