Saint Onesiphorus

Also known as

  • Onacepherous

Memorial

Profile

First-century convert. Relative of Saint Porphyrius. Sheltered, supported, worked with and visited Saint Paul the Apostle in prison. Missionary through Spain and to the Hellespont. Martyr.

Died

Canonized

Name Meaning

  • bringing profit

Readings

May the Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus because he often gave me new heart and was not ashamed of my chains. But when he came to Rome, he promptly searched for me and found me. May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day. And you know very well the services he rendered in Ephesus. - 2nd Timothy 1:16-18

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Onesiphorus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 September 2014. Web. 27 December 2014. <>