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


With regard to Epaphroditus, my brother and co-worker and fellow soldier, your messenger and minister in my need, I consider it necessary to send him to you. For he has been longing for all of you and was distressed because you heard that he was ill. He was indeed ill, close to death; but God had mercy on him, not just on him but also on me, so that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow. I send him therefore with the greater eagerness, so that, on seeing him, you may rejoice again, and I may have less anxiety. Welcome him then in the Lord with all joy and hold such people in esteem, because for the sake of the work of Christ he came close to death, risking his life to make up for those services to me that you could not perform. – Philippians 2:25-30, New American Bible

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Epaphroditus of Terracina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 May 2020. Web. 15 June 2021. <>