Aside from the Twelve, few others receive the designation of apostle in the New Testament. Chief among them is the apostle Paul. Among the others is his one-time collaborator Barnabas, whose memorial is celebrated by the Church on June 11. Legend recalls Barnabas as one of the 70 disciples of Christ in the Gospel, but few details about him were recorded in the New Testament. Find out more in today’s post.
St. Matthias is the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Little is known of his missionary activity, but tradition states that he preached in Judea. He is credited with a Gospel and other discourses that have not been historically confirmed. His feast day is May 14.
Archaeology and Sts. Philip and James
Today, May 3, we celebrate the feast of Saints Philip and James. The relics of Saints Philip and James are still venerated in the crypt of the Twelve Apostles. Learn more about them in today’s post.
Ordinary Time: Tuesdays
Early Church history and tradition teaches that each day of the week has a theme which can help us to celebrate ordinary time. The apostles are the focus on Tuesdays. […]
St. Matthew the Apostle
Matthew (d. 1st century) was an apostle who was also called Levi, or Matthew the Levite. He was probably born in Galilee and worked as a tax collector at Capernaum […]