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Tychicus (),[1] an Asiatic Christian who, with [2] In the New Testament, he is mentioned five times (Acts 20:4; Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 4:7; Titus 3:12; 2 Timothy 4:12).[3]


  • Appearance in the Bible 1
  • Additional Detail 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Appearance in the Bible

(1) Acts 20:4 states that Tychicus was from the Roman province of Asia. The Western text indicates that he was an Ephesian.

(2) In Ephesians 6:21, the author (traditionally identified as Paul) calls Tychicus a "dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord" (NIV),

(3) while in Colossians, he says he is "a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord."

In both Ephesians and Colossians, the author indicates that he is sending Tychicus to the Christians to whom he is writing, in order to encourage them.[3]

(4) The passages in the [2]

(5) The last passage where Tychicus is mentioned occurs in 2 Timothy, which was written in Rome not long before Paul's execution. To the very end Paul was busy as ever in the work of the gospel; and though it would have been a comfort to him to have his friends beside him, yet the interests of the kingdom of Christ are uppermost in his thoughts, and he sends these friends to help the progress of the work. To the last, Tychicus was serviceable as ever: "Tychicus I sent to Ephesus" (2 Timothy 4:12). As Timothy was in charge of the church in Ephesus (1 Timothy 1:3), the coming of Tychicus would set him free, so as to enable him to set off at once to rejoin Paul at Rome, as the apostle desired him (2 Timothy 4:9, 2 Timothy 4:21).[2]

Additional Detail

The Catholic Encyclopedia notes that different traditions make him out to be the Bishop of Colophon, Chalcedon or Neapolis in Cyprus.[4]

Hippolytus of Rome lists Tychicus as one of the seventy disciples. His feast is kept on 29 April.[4]


  1. ^ " - Audio - Tychicus". 2015-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b c " - Dictionary - Tychicus". 2012-07-25. 
  3. ^ a b Walls, A. F. (1962). "Tychicus". The New Bible Dictionary. p. 1302. 
  4. ^ a b  Mershman, Francis (1913). "St. Tychicus".  

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