lovely, spoken of by Paul (Col. 1:7; 4:12) as “his dear fellow-servant,” and “a faithful minister of Christ.” He was thus evidently with him at Rome when he wrote to the Colossians. He was a distinguished disciple, and probably the founder of the Colossian church. He is also mentioned in the Epistle to Philemon (1:23), where he is called by Paul his “fellow-prisoner.”
fair, graceful; belonging to Aphrodite or Venus the messenger who came from Phillipi to the apostle when he was a prisoner at Rome (Phil. 2:25-30; 4:10-18). Paul mentions him in words of esteem and affection. On his return to Philippi he was the bearer of Paul’s letter to the church there.
[ep-ahrk] /ˈɛp ɑrk/ noun 1. the prefect or governor of an eparchy. 2. Eastern Church. a bishop or metropolitan of an eparchy. /ˈɛpɑːk/ noun 1. a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy (sense 1) 2. a government official in charge of an eparchy (senses 2 or 3)
[ep-ahr-kee] /ˈɛp ɑr ki/ noun, plural eparchies. 1. (in modern Greece) one of the administrative subdivisions of a province. 2. (in ancient Greece) a province. /ˈɛpɑːkɪ/ noun (pl) -chies, -chates 1. a diocese of the Eastern Christian Church 2. (in ancient Greece) a province 3. (in modern Greece) a subdivision of a province
noun 1. a passport with an embedded microchip carrying information about the holder