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Monday, 25 April 1966 (2/1966)

Commemorative Issue: 1900th Death Anniversary of Apostle Barnavas

The discovery of the body of Saint BarnabasChapel above the tomb of Saint BarnabasAncient Icon of Saint Barnabas

The present series of stamps is issued to commemorate the 1900th anniversary of the death of Saint Barnabas, a Cypriot by origin who was the first of the 70 disciples of Our Lord (Acts 4, 31-37). In 45 A.D. he came to Cyprus with St. Paul and St. Mark the Evangelist and they preached the Holy Gospel in Salamis and other parts of the island (Acts 13, 1-34). After that he visited many countries for the promulgation of the Holy Gospel but when he returned to Cyprus he was killed by some fanatic Jews. Mark secretly buried his holy body in an empty sepulchre cut from the rock outside Salamis.


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