12 Apostles Stories

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The Holy Apostles

Full of Love, these 12 Apostles’ stories, Martyred but their Faith in God was so strong that even the most fearsome death did not take them away from the path. These Apostles’ Stories show the remarkable faith the disciples had once becoming an apostle. During their time preaching the gospel their life was difficult. From a disciple to an apostle.

The stories are not only from the bible but the story of the prayers that so many of you love. The story of a pilgrimage to any of the burial places but also the story of having any of the apostles at home in the form of an icon or statue. In case you would like to have your story about the apostles added here to our site then please do contact us.

the great 12 apostles stories the communion of the apostles, oil on canvas painting in the museum of fine arts in boston,
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The Communion of the Apostles, Oil on canvas painting in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston,
Lucas Jordán, Luca Jordanus, Luca Fa Presto
  • Saint Peter: buried in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Rome, Italy
  • Saint Andrew: buried in St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Patras, Greece
  • Saint James the Great: buried in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
  • Saint John: buried in the Basilica of St. John in Ephesus, Turkey
  • Saint Philip: buried in the Church of the Holy Apostles in Rome or possibly Hierapolis, near Denizli, Turkey
  • Saint Bartholomew: buried in the Basilica of Benevento, Italy, or Basilica of St. Bartholomew on the Island, Rome, Italy
  • Saint Matthew: buried in the Salerno Cathedral, Salerno, Italy
  • Saint James the Less, son of Alpheus: buried in the Cathedral of St. James in Jerusalem or the Church of the Holy Apostles in Rome
  • Saint Thomas: buried in the San Thome Basilica in Chennai, India, or in the Basilica of St. Thomas the Apostle in Ortona, Abruzzo, Italy
  • Saint Simon: buried in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome under the St. Joseph altar with St. Jude
  • Saint Jude Thaddeus: buried in St. Peter’s Basilica under the St. Joseph altar with St. Simon; two bones (relics) located at the National Shrine of St Jude in Chicago, Illinois
  • Saint Matthias: buried in the St. Matthias’ Abbey in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

There are so many stories and we welcome you to share your biblical Apostle story.

Does any of the apostles have a special meaning for you? Then we, and especially our audience, would love to read your story. Contact us today by sending your story to us.

The Great 12 Apostles Stories

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Colors of the Apostles

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Unravel the Two Apostles Named James

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Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter

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Peter heals a lame beggar

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Shadow of Peter Healing the Sick

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Peter walking on water

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12 Apostles’ Names in Order

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The Great Miracles of the Disciples

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Icons of the Apostles

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The Key Teachings of the 12 Apostles

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The Symbolism of the 12 Disciples

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The historical and cultural context of the 12 Disciples.

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James the Less in the Bible

By May 13, 2022
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