SUNDAY, MAY 06, 2018

Evodius was on of the 72 disciples Christ, and Catholic tradition has always held that he was the first bishop of Antioch after St. Peter, but we are not sure in what year he assumed the position.

As bishop of Antioch, he was the first to coin the word “Christian” to refer to the disciples of Jesus. He probably died between the years 64-67, when he was then succeeded by St. Ignatius of Antioch.