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Facts about the Apostles

Saint Philip the Apostle

Philip The Apostle Facts

Philip seems to be a pragmatist. Remember that time Jesus fed 5,000 men (and a lot more women and kids) with just five loaves and two fish? Before He did that, He tested Philip’s faith and asked him how they might feed the multitude. Philip’s response: “200 days’ wages couldn’t buy these people so much as a snack!

Saint Thomas

Thomas the Apostle Facts

Saint Thomas is most famous for how he interacted with Jesus Christ after the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. The Bible records in John chapter 20 that the resurrected Jesus had appeared to some of his disciples while they were together, but Thomas wasn’t with the group at the time.

James the Lesser

St James the Less Facts

Saint James is the patron of Hatmakers. Meanings, definition, and origins – a patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation. There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession, or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron for intercession on their behalf

Simon the Zealot Martyrdom

Apostle Simon the Zealot Facts

“According to Acts of the Apostles, Peter was a prolific performer of miracles. His first miracle cure was performed in the name of Jesus, at the Temple, where the faithful saw the healed beggar praising God, and was the opportunity for some outstanding proselytizing.”

the Apostle Peter

Peter the Disciple facts

“According to Acts of the Apostles, Peter was a prolific performer of miracles. His first miracle cure was performed in the name of Jesus, at the Temple, where the faithful saw the healed beggar praising God, and was the opportunity for some outstanding proselytizing.”

Apostle Matthew

St Bartholomew Facts

In the synoptic Gospels, the name Bartholomew always follows Philip in lists of the Twelve. In the Gospel of John, Bartholomew is not mentioned at all; Nathanael is listed instead, after Philip. Likewise, Nathanael’s presence with other disciples at the Sea of Galilee after Jesus’ resurrection suggests that he was one of the original Twelve (John 21:2) and a witness to the resurrection

Apostle Matthew

Matthew The Apostle Facts

The Gospel of Matthew’s author is anonymous, but Matthew the Apostle is traditionally considered the author. The early church claimed he wrote it, and the attribution “according to Matthew” was added possibly as early as the second century. While there are credible arguments against his authorship, no alternative writer has been named.

the Apostle James the Greater

St James the Greater Facts

The story and history of Saint James the Greater, who was one of the disciples of Jesus. James was prominent amongst the twelve apostles. He was James, the son of Zebedee, who was considered the greater apostle of those called James. James thought to be a cousin of Jesus, by the sister of the Virgin Mary, and the brother of Saint Jude Thaddeus

Andrew the Apostle

Andrew the Apostle Facts

If Andrew’s life is an example to us, let it be that like he did, we need to be bringing people to Christ. He forsook everything to follow Jesus Christ, including his family, his job security, and even his nation at the latter part of his life.”

Saint John the Apostle

John The Apostle Facts

John wrote more books of the New Testament than anyone except the apostle Paul. His most important work was the Gospel of John, which is the most mystical and symbolic of the gospels. He also wrote Revelation, as mentioned above, and the three letters of John.”

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