Philippi, Macedonia
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church, Orthodox 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. He is one of the 4 out of 7 deacons jointly celebrated on July 28.[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.