Joseph Barsabbas, Justus, Apostle of the Seventy

Dates of commemoration

Jan 17

(Church calendar - Jan 04) Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles

Nov 12
(Church calendar - Oct 30)


Saint Justus, called Barsaba, a son of Saint Joseph the Betrothed, was chosen in place of Judas, together with Matthias. He was a bishop and died a martyr’s death at Eleutheropolis. He is also commemorated on October 30.


Holy relic type

unless specified otherwise below, "holy relic" means a fragment of a bone of the saint

Holy relic

Location of the holy relic in the Cathedral:

South kliros, reliquary #1


Tone 3
Holy apostle Justus of the Seventy; / entreat the merciful God / to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.


Tone 4
The Church ever sees you as a shining star, O apostle Justus, / Your miracles have manifested great enlightenment. / Therefore we cry out to Christ: / “Save those who with faith honor Your apostle, O Most Merciful One.”

Address of our Cathedral

  • 4001 17th St. N.W.,
  • Washington, D.C., 20011

Phone  (202) 726-3000




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