When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles : Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a
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.
We can say that all apostles were disciples but all disciples are not apostles . Jesus chose twelve Disciples and this inner circle of men came to be known as Apostles who were entrusted to spread the message of Jesus throughout the world so that eventually there would be many Disciples .
All of the disciples with the exception of Judas Iscariot were each made saints in the Catholic religion. This not only recognizes that these are Holy people, but it also means that Catholics can invoke these saints through prayer to intercede on their behalf.
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.
Theory 1: He died “peacefully at Edessa,” which is now somewhere in modern-day Turkey. Theory 2: This Catholic website also alleged Simon the Zealot died in Edessa, but was crucified. Theory 3: He was a missionary in Africa, and then England, where he was crucified around 74 AD.
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.
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.
These twelve that the Father had given Him were not the kings and nobles of the land. They we not the educated, the leaders or the cream of the crop amongst men. These twelve were of common stock, they were regular folk, they were rough and course, and they were flawed in their character.
Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s wife.
Jesus ‘ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.
Did the disciples write the Bible ? No. The Old Testament was written and compiled at least two hundred years before the time of the disciples . The disciples did not even have any influence on the New Testament , almost as if they might never even have existed.
There were 11 Faithful Apostles: 1) Simon Peter , 2) Andrew , 3) James, 4) John, 5) Philip, 6) Bartholomew , 7) Matthew, 8) Thomas , 9) James bar Alphaeus, 10) Simon the Zealot , 11) Judas bar James. (Luke 6:14-16).
The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon , who is called Peter , and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee , and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus ; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot , who betrayed him.
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.