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Archippus in Wikipedia
(Greek for "master of the horse") was an early Christian believer mentioned briefly in the New
Testament epistles of Philemon and Colossians.
Role in the New Testament
In Paul's letter to Philemon (Philemon 1:2 ), Archippus is named once alongside Philemon and
Apphia as a host of the church, and a "fellow soldier." In Colossians 4:17 (ascribed to
Paul), the church is instructed to tell Archippus to "Take heed to the ministry which thou
hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it."
Role in tradition
According to the 4th century Apostolic Constitutions (7.46), Archippus was the first bishop of
Laodicea in Phrygia (now part of Turkey). Another tradition states that he was one of the 72
disciples appointed by Jesus Christ in Luke 10:1 . The Roman Catholic Church observes a feast
day for Saint Archippus on March 20.