- Oct 31 2023
- All Day
Greek Name Day: Apellis, Apelis
Name Days are often named after a Christian saint or martyr and are mainly celebrated in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries. On this day, the holy person is celebrated, as well as anyone named after this person. Often, these celebrations are more important than birthdays.
The name Apellis, also spelt Apelis, is derived from Apelles the Apostle who was a disciple among the seventy disciples. He stood alongside the apostles Urban of Macedonia, Stachys, Ampliatus, Narcissus of Athens, and Aristibulus of Britannia to assist Saint Andrew in the Christian Church. Saint Apelles was the bishop of Heraclea in Trachis and died a martyr.