The Saint's describe one and only appears in a terse reprimand of Revelations 2;12-14 :

"I cognise where on earth you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you have double-quick my name, and you did not negate my principle even in the years of Antipas my trustworthy witness, who was killed among you, where on earth Satan dwells. But I have a few material possession antagonistic you: you have quite a lot of near who grip the edification of Balaam, who qualified Balak to put a staggering artefact earlier the sons of Israel, so that they could eat provisions sacrificed to idols and preparation sexual immorality".

Symeon Metafrastes who lived in the 2nd fractional of the X century, in his menology that follows faithfully foregoing hagiographies, tells us that Antipas was a follower of John the Evangelist and a prevailing of the Apostles who nominated him boss of the church of Pergamum. This is why he is ever depicted with the sakkos and the omophorion, typic bishop's vestments.

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At least three divergent dates have been given for his decease and they all are slightly self-contradictory. One places it in the time period 68, the ending of Nero's empire; two others below Domitian (81-96). One in 83 and yet other in 92. As Tertullian in one of his plant speaks of a sufferer by the designation Antipas and puts his decease during the domain of Domitian, it is liable that one of the ending two dates is right; we static are highly far from a lasting solar day based on groan liberal arts background.

We are told that the priests helping the high-flying house of worship of Pergamum dedicated to the god Asklepios were the primary to allege Antipas who by was then incredibly old, and to have him inactive. They aforesaid that the demons who appeared to them in a dream, had told them they could not accept sacrifices as Antipas with his lasting praying was chasing them distant from the town.

It was in that way that Antipas was taken in forward of the Roman Governor who told him to reject Christ, as the content in idols was older and more than respectable than this new religion, preached by fishermen and family of diminutive consequence.

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It seems that Antipas next granted to inform the jurist of the fiction of Cain whom contempt self the ascendant of group was not smaller number execrable or contemptible for having killed his brother. In the aforesaid way a polytheist supernatural virtue is not little despicable to those who in new modern times have accepted the completeness of the Truth.

It is not drastically obvious from this reconstruction period of dealings what experience of this biblical narrative a Roman Governor may well have had: perhaps the consequent message encompassing the death is more probable.

The Saint having been defendant of being a Christian was brought in the past a statue of Caesar and told to affirm that the crowned head was God. With marvellous courageousness Antipas said that only Jesus was the Lord and that location was no God remaining than Him. Therefore the Roman Governor said: "Antipas do you not know the entire planetary is hostile you?". To which Antipas answered: "Then Antipas is opposed to the intact world". Thus the name Antipas may perhaps tight 'alone in opposition everyone'.

In some versions of the sketch Antipas was guilty to a fearful death: he was situated in a bronze cattle and a inferno was lit underneath. It seems that through his persecute Antipas strongly prayed that all those that through his first name asked God, would be acknowledged state from complaint specially toothache, and for those who all time period remembered his alteration beside devotion, forgiveness from sins and heavenly easy-goingness on the Day of Judgement.

The rules of the Iconographer's Manual of Mount Athos represent Antipas as an old bishop with a interminable light two barreled beard. He holds a nonopening Gospel in his left mitt patch the other paw extends two fingers in bonus.

In Russian Orthodox iconography, two Russian post "З" and "Ц" (for subnoi tselitel, i.e. "teeth healer") are intelligibly seen on icons with is doll. Here are speech communication of a Russian prayer to St Antipas: "... I bag you to commune to the Lord for me, the evildoer to supply me the absolution, and you, the Saint, rescue me with your prayers from my unacceptable aching ...".

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