Sites related to the lives and deaths of the 12 Apostles.
In Christianity, an apostle is one sent by Jesus. They were, according to the Acts of the Apostles and Christian tradition, disciples whom Jesus of Nazareth had chosen, named, and trained in order to send them on a specific mission: the establishment of the Christian Church by evangelism and the spreading of the "good news".
The 12 are: Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James (son of Alphaeus),
Thaddeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas Iscariot
|Armenian Monastic Ensembles||Supposed tomb of St Thaddeus|
|Costiera Amalfitana||Relics of Saint Andrew are held in the Amalfi Cathedral in Amalfi|
|Derbent||Bartholomew was traditionally flayed alive in Albanus or Albanopolis - now Derbent|
|Ephesus||Basilica of St John "stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle"|
|Island of Patmos||John of Patmos, the author of the Book of Revelation, was traditionally believed to be the same person as both John, the apostle of Jesus and John the Evangelist, author of the Gospel of John. Some biblical scholars now contend that these were separate individuals.|
|Istanbul||By tradition Saint Andrew established the See of Byzantium, later known as Constantinople, then Istanbul. Former cathedral churches of the patriachate include Hagia Irene and Hagia Sophia.|
|Monastery of Geghard||By tradition, Saint Thaddeus (Jude) brought the spear used to pierce Christ on the cross to Geghard. Relics from Saint Andrew and Saint John by tradition were also later brought to Geghard.|
|Old City of Jerusalem||while the site of the Last Supper is located outside the walled city (and the nomination boundaries) the apostles lived in Jerusalem together with Jesus.|
|Santiago de Compostela||Traditionally the location of the relics of James, son of Zebedee|
|Socotra Archipelago||where the apostle Thomas by traditional accounts brought Christianity while en route to India|
|Syracuse||By tradition, Saint Peter founded a church in Syracuse. Syracuse is now the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Siracusa.|
|Vatican City||St Peter was traditionally crucified upside down where the high altar of St Peter's Basilica now stands|
|Walled City of Baku||Another possible location of Albanopolis, where Bartholomew was being flayed at alive.|
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