ANANIAS apocryphal. Damascus Christian who healed St. Paul Acts 9:10-19; 22:12-16. A Byzantine tradition makes him one of the Seventy and presents him as the first bishop of Damascus and evangelizer of Euleutheropolis, where he was stoned 1 Oct 70.
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The Apostolic Constitutions make him a layman VIII,46, 17, Oecumenius, a deacon PG 118, 169, Augustine, a priest. Symeon Metaphrastes recounts his life and martyrdom PG 114, 1001-1010. F.
Bovon – E.Zachariades-Holmberg, The Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Ananias BHG 75y, in F.Bovon et al. The Apocryphal Acts of Apostles, Cambridge, MA 1999, 309-331 versio graeca; Codex apocryphus and manuscriptis UcrainoRussicis collectus, I.
Franko, 1-5, Lvovi 1896ff. 3, 214-217 two Slavic versions; L.Clugnet, DHGE 2 1914 1431-1432; BS 1 1961 1037; LCIK 5 1973 129, F.Halkin, Ananie de Damas: Dyptycha 4 1986 178-184. Holy Apostle Ananias of Damascus MYSTAGOGY RESOURCE CENTER holidaymapq