Saint Epaphroditus of Terracina

detail from a 15th-century anonymous icon Saint EpaphroditusAlso known as

  • Epaphroditus of Philippi
  • Epaphroditus the Apostle
  • Epaphroditus of Adriate
  • Epafrodito….



First bishop of Terracina, Italy in the 1st century. May have been one of the Seventy Apostles, and the Epaphroditus mentioned by Saint Paul the Apostle in the Epistle to the Philippians.


Additional Information


I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, fellow soldier, and your apostle and servant of my need; since he longed for you all, and was very troubled, because you had heard that he was sick. For indeed he was sick, nearly to death, but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow on sorrow. I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that, when you see him again, you may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy, and hold such in honor, because for the work of Christ he came near to death, risking his life to supply that which was lacking in your service toward me. – Philippians 2:25-30, World English Bible

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Epaphroditus of Terracina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 March 2010. Web. 8 February 2016. <>