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

Connected Sites

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Armenian Monastic Ensembles Supposed tomb of St Thaddeus
Derbent Thaddeus was traditionally flayed alive in Albanus or Albanopolis - now Derbent
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.
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
Vatican City St Peter was traditionally crucified upside down where the high altar of St Peter's Basilica now stands


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