Book of Saints – Philip the Deacon

detail of the engraving 'Saint Philip Baptizing the Eunuch of Candace' by Claude Vignon, 1638, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, FranceArticle

(Saint) (June 6) (1st century) One of the seven deacons ordained by the Apostles (Acts 6:5). He converted the Samaritans, baptised the eunuch of Candaces, Queen of Ethiopia (Acts 8), and was the host of Saint Paul at Caesarea (Acts 21:8). His four daughters (Acts 21:9) are honoured as Saints with him. There is a tradition among the Greeks that Saint Philip became Bishop of Tralles in Lydia (Asia Minor), and there suffered martyrdom.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Philip the Deacon”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 November 2016. Web. 11 July 2020. <>