Tradition holds that St. Evodus was a fairly prolific author among first century christian writers. Unfortunately, as with many writings from the early Church, none of his writings have survived, which his biographers say was due to persecutions. Fortunately we do have information from the fourteenth century historian Nicephorus Callistus Xanthopoulos regarding a book authored by the Apostle Evodus titled The Luminary (or The Star or The Beacon).
The passage that has survived is an amazing apostolic testimony confirming later Patristic teachings regarding the early life of the Virgin Mary passed over in silence in the New Testament and only revisited a century or so later in the Protoevangelium of James. He wrote:
"At the age of three she [Mary] was brought into the Temple of the Lord where she lived for eleven years. She was entrusted to Joseph by the priests, and when she had lived in his home for four months, she received the joyous annunciation from the angel. She then bore Christ, the Light of the World, in the fifteenth year of her life."
Such traditions are usually thrown out by scholars and not considered, but as Orthodox Christians we know that our teachings are of apostolic origin and regarding these aspects of the life of the Theotokos we see here a clear testimony. It only leaves one wondering what treasures all the lost writings of the Apostles and early Fathers held within them.
The historian Josephus (The Jewish War, Book 7, Ch. 3) writes concerning the martyrdom of Evodus when he records the visit of Emperor Vespasian to Antioch. Many Jews were put to death because they would not adore the idols; among them were many Christians. Saint Evodus, as their leader, suffered execution in the year 71.
The feast of St. Evodus is celebrated with his fellow apostle and martyr Onesiphorus on September 7th.
Apolytikion (Third Tone)
O Holy Apostles, intercede to our merciful God, that He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.