Saints Epaphroditus, Apollos, Cephas, Tychicus, Caesar, Onesiphorus, Apostles of the 70 were chosen and sent by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself to preach. They were chosen some time after the selection of the Twelve Apostles (Luke 10:1-24).
Saint Epaphroditus, one of the Apostle Paul’s closest assistants and companions, was bishop of the Thracian city of Adriaca.
All of these saints departed peacefully to the Lord (they are also commemorated on March 30). The Church also remembers Saint Onesiphorus (September 7) with them.