How Did The 12 Apostles Die?

How Did The 12 Apostles Die?

How Did The 12 Apostles Die?

1.How the Apostle Peter Died

Traditionally, Roman authorities sentenced him to death by crucifixion. In accordance with the apocryphal Acts of Peter, he was crucified head down.

2.How the Apostle Andrew Died

After the resurrection of Christ, Andrew focused his apostolic efforts in Eastern Europe, eventually founding the first Christian church in Byzantium. He died a martyr in Patras, Greece, and was crucified upside down on an X-shaped cross.

When he refused, Andrew was sentenced to death by crucifixion in the city of Patras. Andrew was to be crucified on a cross, but he requested an X-shaped one as he felt unworthy to die on an upright one like Jesus did.

3.How the Apostle Matthew Died

He must have lived many years as an apostle since he was the author of the Gospel of Matthew, which was written at least twenty years after the death of Christ. There is a reason to believe that he stayed for fifteen years at Jerusalem, after which he went as a missionary to the Persians, Parthians and Medes. There is a legend that he died a martyr in Ethiopia.

According to tradition, the saint was killed on the orders of the king of Ethiopia while celebrating Mass at the altar. The king lusted after his own niece, and had been rebuked by Matthew, for the girl was a nun, and therefore the bride of Christ

4.How the Apostle Bartholomew or Nathaniel Died

Jesus immediately characterizes him as “an Israelite in whom is no deceit”. …Nathanael recognizes Jesus as “the Son of God” and “the King of Israel”. He reappears (as “Nathanael of Cana”) at the end of John’s Gospel, as one of thedisciples to whom Jesus appeared at the Sea of Galilee after the Resurrection.

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle skinned alive for spreading his faith. HE was flayed alive—the skin of his body cut into strips, then pulled off, leaving his body open and bleeding for a long time, then beheaded, wrote Fr.

Bearded and curly-haired, he was holding the curved flensing knife with which he was, according to legend, skinned by Armenian heathens. Other legends haveBartholomew being crucified and then skinned.

In art Bartholomewis most commonly depicted with a beard and curly hair at the time of his martyrdom. According to legends he was skinned alive and beheaded so is often depicted holding his flayed skin or the curved flensing knife with which he was skinned.

5.How the Apostle Thomas Died

According to Syrian Christian tradition, Saint Thomas was allegedly martyred at St.Thomas Mount, in Chennai, in 72 A.D July 3rd,and his body was interred in Mylapore. Ephrem the Syrian states that the Apostle was martyred in India, and that his relics were taken then to Edessa.

He was Murdered at St. Thomas Mount, Ramapuram , India.

6.How the Apostle Philip Died

He died of natural causes according to one tradition but, according to another, of crucifixion, accounting for his other medieval symbol of a tall cross. The Acts of Philip are apocryphal and probably date from the 3rd/4th century. at 80 AD he died.

7.How the Apostle James (son of Zebedee) Died

According to Catholic tradition, Apostle Jamesson of Zebedee, spread Christianity in Spain. In the year 44, he was beheaded in Jerusalem and his remains were later transferred to Galicia in a stone boat, to the place where stands Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. He was Execution by sword

8.How the Apostle Jude Died

Death and remainsAccording to tradition, Saint Jude suffered martyrdom about 65 AD in Beirut, in the Roman province of Syria, together with the apostle Simon the Zealot, with whom he is usually connected. The axe that he is often shown holding in pictures symbolizes the way in which he was killed.

9.How the Apostle Matthias Died

According to Nicephorus (Historia eccl., 2, 40), Matthias first preached the Gospel in Judaea, then in Aethiopia (by the region of Colchis, now in modern-day Georgia) and was there stoned todeath. … According to Hippolytus of Rome, Matthias died of old age in Jerusalem.Feast: 14 May (Roman Catholic Church, some …Died: c. 80 AD; Jerusalem, Judaea or in Colchis …Venerated in: Roman Catholic Church; Eastern …Born: 1st century AD; Judaea, Roman Empire

10.How the Apostle John Died

According to Church tradition, after the Assumption of Mary, Johnwent to Ephesus. … It is traditionally believed that John was the youngest of the apostles and survived them. He is said to have lived to an old age, dying at Ephesus sometime after AD 98, possibly surviving into the second century.

11.How the Apostle James the Less Died

In two small but potentially important works ascribed by some to Hippolytus, On the Twelve Apostles of Christ and On the Seventy Apostles of Christ, he relates the following: And Jamesthe son of Alphaeus, when preaching in Jerusalem was stoned to death by the Jews, and was buried there beside the temple.

12.How the Apostle Simon Died

here are two versions of his death, the first being that he died a natural death but the second one says he angered a local king who ordered him nailed to a bed, covered his whole body with paper, brimstones, oil, asphalt and brushwood and set him on fire

Saint Simon the Apostle. … He supposedly preached the Gospel in Egypt and then joined the apostle St. Judas (Thaddaeus) in Persia, where, according to the apocryphal Acts of Simon and Judas, he was martyred by being cut in half with a saw, one of his chief iconographic symbols (another being a book).

13.Judas the Betrayer


14.How James, the Brother of Jesus Died

Death. According to Josephus James was stoned to death by Ananus ben Ananus. Clement of Alexandria relates that “James was thrown from the pinnacle of the temple, and was beaten to death with a club”. The Acts of the Apostles records that “Herod the king” (traditionally identified with Herod Agrippa) had James executed by the sword.

15.The Apostle Paul

How did St. Paul the Apostle die? The exact details of St. Paul’s death are unknown, but tradition holds that he was beheaded in Rome and thus died as a martyr for his faith. His death was perhaps part of the executions of Christians ordered by the Roman emperor Nero following the great fire in the city in 64 CE.

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