Saint Epaphras of Colosse

Also known as

  • Epagaphras



First century missionary to Colossae, Laodicea And Hierapolis. Bishop of Colossae. Martyr. Saint Paul mentions him.


Additional Information


Just as in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing, so also among you, from the day you heard it and came to know the grace of God in truth, as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow slave, who is a trustworthy minister of Christ on your behalf and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. – Colossians 1:6-8

Epaphras sends you greetings; he is one of you, a slave of Christ [Jesus], always striving for you in his prayers so that you may be perfect and fully assured in all the will of God. – Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you. – Philemon 23

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Epaphras of Colosse”. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 December 2012. Web. 23 June 2021. <>