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| 1st century
Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Catholic Church
Saint Ctesiphon (Spanish: San Tesifonte, Tesifón) is venerated as patron saint (besides Mary, Virgen de Gádor) of Berja, Andalusia, southern Spain.
Ctesiphon of Vergium Wikipedia
Tradition makes him a Christian missionary of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. He evangelized the town of Bergi, Vergi(s), or Vergium, identified as Berja, and is said to have become its first bishop, but the Diocese of Vergi was probably only founded around 500.
He is one of the group of Seven Apostolic Men (siete varones apostólicos), seven Christian clerics ordained in Rome by Saints Peter and Paul and sent to evangelize Spain. Besides Ctesiphon, this group includes Sts. Hesychius, Caecilius, Torquatus, Euphrasius, Indaletius and Secundius (Hesiquio, Cecilio, Torcuato, Eufrasio, Indalecio y Segundo).