Icon of the Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles

Peter - crucified upside down, June 29/July 12
Andrew - crucified on an "X"-shaped cross, November 30/December 13
James, the son of Zebedee - beheaded, April 30/May 13
John the Theologian - natural death in 100 AD, September 26/October 9
Philip - crucified, November 14/27
Bartholemew - crucified, flayed, beheaded, June 13/26
Thomas - pierced with five spears, October 6/19
Matthew the Evangelist - burned by fire, November 16/29
James. the son of Alphaeus - crucified, October 9/22
Thaddeus (or Jude), the brother of James - crucified, August 9/22
Simon the Zealot - crucified, May 10/23
Matthias - stoned then beheaded, August 9/22

Originally published in the "Challenge" section of the Orthodox Observer, June 1996, reprinted with permission from the Orthodox Observer, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, 8-10 East 79th St., New York, NY, 10021.

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