St. Mariamne, Sister of Apostle Philip


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Commemorated on February 17

Righteous Mariamne, “The Apostolic Virgin” and sister of the holy Apostle Philip, made a vow of virginity and became the companion of her brother Philip and the holy Apostle Bartholomew, actively assisting them in their apostolic work.

The Church historian Nicephorus Callistus describes their successfully preaching in the Phrygian city of Hieropolis, where they were arrested and locked in prison. St. Philip was put to death on a cross, but St. Mariamne and St. Bartholomew were set free.

St. Bartholomew went on to preach the Gospel in India.

After burying the body of St. Philip, St. Mariamne preached the Gospel at Lykaonia (Asia Minor). She died there in peace.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)