1. Exposition

Where else in the early church does Cyrene feature?

Mark 15:21 (ESV)

21 And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.

It appears as if some people from Cyrene were among the first Christian believers at the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:10). In addition, some believers from Cyrene fled Jerusalem following the death of Stephen ( Acts 7:1–60) and began sharing their faith in Antioch. Acts 13:1 mentions Lucius of Cyrene as one of the teachers of the Christians in Antioch.