Philippi, Macedonia
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Feast23 January

Parmenas (Greek: Παρμενᾶς) was one of the Seven Deacons. He is believed to have preached the gospel in Asia Minor. Parmenas suffered martyrdom in 98, under the persecution of Trajan.[1]

Christian tradition identifies him as the Bishop of Soli. Some take this to be Soli, Cyprus,[2] while others interpret it as Soli, Cilicia.[3]


  1. ^ Saint Parmenas Archived 2009-03-17 at the Wayback Machine Patron Saints Index
  2. ^ McBrien, Richard P. (2009). The Pocket Guide to the Saints. p. 298. ISBN 9780061763656.
  3. ^ Beers, V. Gilbert (1996). The Victor Journey Through the Bible. p. 350. ISBN 9781564764805.