Saint Matthias , (flourished 1st century ad, Judaea; d. traditionally Colchis, Armenia; Western feast day February 24, Eastern feast day August 9), the disciple who, according to the biblical Acts of the Apostles 1:21–26, was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot after Judas betrayed Jesus.
The seventy disciples or seventy-two disciples (known in the Eastern Christian traditions as the seventy[-two] apostles ) were early emissaries of Jesus mentioned in the Gospel of Luke.
Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.
Andrew (Peter’s brother, also a fisherman) died on a cross at Patrae, in Achaia, a Grecian Colony. James (the elder son of Zebedee, brother of John) was beheaded at Jerusalem. Thaddeus (one of Jesus’ brothers, also called Jude) was shot to death with arrows.
Following the arrest of Jesus , Peter denied knowing him three times , but after the third denial, heard the rooster crow and recalled the prediction as Jesus turned to look at him. Peter then began to cry bitterly. This final incident is known as the Repentance of Peter.
Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus’ preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years . They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.
The good god Osiris was enclosed in a coffin by 72 evil disciples and accomplices of Set. At the age of the puberty, the young Parsee received the investiture of the sacred cord Kucti made of 72 linens in symbol of the community. In Cao Đài, the number of planets between hell and heaven.
Generally listed as the youngest apostle , he was the son of Zebedee and Salome. His brother was James, who was another of the Twelve Apostles . John the Apostle.
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Epiphanius adds Joseph became the father of James and his three brothers (Joses, Simeon, Judah) and two sisters (a Salome and a Mary or a Salome and an Anna) with James being the elder sibling. James and his siblings were not children of Mary but were Joseph’s children from a previous marriage.
The assumption that the Beloved Disciple was one of the Apostles is based on the observation that he was apparently present at the Last Supper, and Matthew and Mark state that Jesus ate with the Twelve. Thus, the most frequent identification is with John the Apostle , who would then be the same as John the Evangelist .
Unity believes the 12 apostles are the team that Jesus brought together to tell the world about our inherent divine nature, called the Christ within. The 12 apostles represent the 12 fundamental aspects or faculties that embody our divine nature.
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
Matthew has two post- Resurrection appearances, the first to Mary Magdalene and “the other Mary” at the tomb, and the second, based on Mark 16:7, to all the disciples on a mountain in Galilee, where Jesus claims authority over heaven and Earth and commissions the disciples to preach the gospel to the whole world.
Luke was a physician and possibly a Gentile. He was not one of the original 12 Apostles but may have been one of the 70 disciples appointed by Jesus ( Luke 10). He also may have accompanied St. Paul on his missionary journeys.
Mary Magdalene’s life after the Gospel accounts. According to Eastern tradition, she accompanied St. John the Apostle to Ephesus, where she died and was buried. John the Evangelist to Ephesus (near modern Selçuk, Turkey), where she died and was buried.