New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Philip the Evangelist

[Saint Philip the Deacon]Article

Born Caesarea, Palestine; died there c.58. Also known as Philip the Deacon. One of the seven deacons (Acts 6), he first preached in Samaria with great success, and confirmed his preaching with miracles (Acts 8). He converted many who “received the Holy Ghost” (Acts 8) and, commanded by an angel, travelled from Jerusalem to Gaza, on the way converting and baptizing the eunuch of Candace, Queen of Ethiopia (Acts 8). From there he was transported by Divine power to Azotus, and preached to all the cities until he came to Caesarea (Acts 8), where he lived with his four daughters, virgins with the gift of prophecy (Acts 21). Represented baptizing the eunuch of Ethiopia or with his four daughters. Feast, 6 June.

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  • “Saint Philip the Evangelist”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 August 2013. Web. 3 March 2021. <>