Apostle Simon

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== Scriptural Reference(s) ==
 
== Scriptural Reference(s) ==
 
[[Gospel of Matthew|Matthew]] 10:2-4, among others
 
[[Gospel of Matthew|Matthew]] 10:2-4, among others
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== Life ==
 
== Life ==
 
The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle Simon''' was born in Cana of Galilee and was one of the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]]. He was the groom at the wedding feast where [[Christ]] changed the water into wine ([[Gospel of John|Jn.]] 2:1-11). Because of that [[miracle]], St. Simon left his home, parents and bride to follow Christ. After [[Pentecost]], he preached the [[Gospel]] in Mauritania in Africa.  
 
The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle Simon''' was born in Cana of Galilee and was one of the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]]. He was the groom at the wedding feast where [[Christ]] changed the water into wine ([[Gospel of John|Jn.]] 2:1-11). Because of that [[miracle]], St. Simon left his home, parents and bride to follow Christ. After [[Pentecost]], he preached the [[Gospel]] in Mauritania in Africa.  
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== Martyrdom ==
 
== Martyrdom ==
 
After [[conversion|converting]] many to the Christian faith, St. Simon was tortured and crucified by the pagans.
 
After [[conversion|converting]] many to the Christian faith, St. Simon was tortured and crucified by the pagans.
  
== Commemoration ==
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== Feast Day ==
 
The Church remembers St. Simon the Zealot on [[May 10]].
 
The Church remembers St. Simon the Zealot on [[May 10]].
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== Source ==
 
== Source ==

Revision as of 18:59, August 1, 2005

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Scriptural Reference(s)

Matthew 10:2-4, among others


Life

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Simon was born in Cana of Galilee and was one of the Twelve Great Apostles. He was the groom at the wedding feast where Christ changed the water into wine (Jn. 2:1-11). Because of that miracle, St. Simon left his home, parents and bride to follow Christ. After Pentecost, he preached the Gospel in Mauritania in Africa.


Martyrdom

After converting many to the Christian faith, St. Simon was tortured and crucified by the pagans.


Feast Day

The Church remembers St. Simon the Zealot on May 10.


Source

St. Nikolai Velimirovic, The Prologue of Ohrid

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