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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Assembly of the Apostles

from the Prologue.

Even though each one of the Twelve Great Apostles has their own special day of celebration throughout the year, nevertheless the Church has set aside this day as a festal assembly of all the apostles together and with them, Paul. These are the names and the separate days of the celebrations of the Holy Twelve:
SAINT PETER June 29 and January 16
SAINT ANDREW November 30
SAINT JAMES, THE SON OF ZEBEDEE April 30
SAINT JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN September 26 and May 8
SAINT PHILIP November 14
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW June 11 and August 25
SAINT THOMAS October 6
SAINT MATTHEW THE EVANGELIST November 16
SAINT JAMES, THE SON OF ALPHAEUS October 9
SAINT THADDEUS OR JUDE, THE
BROTHER OF JAMES June 19
SAINT SIMON THE ZEALOT May 10
SAINT MATTHIAS August 9
SAINT PAUL June 29
Let us also mention how each one of these most holy and most beneficial men in the history of the world ended their earthly life:
Saint Peter St. Peter was crucified upside down.
Saint Andrew St. Andrew was crucified.
Saint James, the son of Zebedee St. James was beheaded.
Saint John the Theologian St. John died in a miraculous manner.
Saint Philip St. Philip was crucified.
Saint Bartholomew St. Bartholomew was crucified, scrapped and beheaded.
Saint Thomas St. Thomas was pierced with five spears.
Saint Matthew the Evangelist St. Matthew was burned alive.
Saint James, the son of Alphaeus St. James was crucified.
Saint Thaddeus or Jude, the
Brother of James St. Thaddeus was crucified.
Saint Simon the Zealot St. Simon was crucified.
Saint Matthias St. Matthias was stoned and then was beheaded after death.
Saint Paul St. Paul was beheaded.

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