The Twelve An Examination of the Apostles
DEFINITIONS <ul><li>Disciple---one who follows Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Apostle---someone sent by Christ on a mission </li...
PETER <ul><li>Simon, Cephas </li></ul><ul><li>Name means ‘rock’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fisherman in Capernaum </li></ul><ul><li...
PETER <ul><li>Crucified in Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Near current St. Peter’s Basilica </li></ul>
ANDREW <ul><li>Brother of Peter </li></ul><ul><li>Follower of John the Baptist </li></ul><ul><li>Crucified on  X-Shaped Cr...
JAMES THE GREATER <ul><li>Business partner of Peter </li></ul><ul><li>Son of Zebedee and Salome </li></ul><ul><li>One of t...
JOHN <ul><li>Brother of James the Greater </li></ul><ul><li>Follower of John the Baptist </li></ul><ul><li>Only one to die...
JAMES THE LESS <ul><li>Son of Clopas (Alphaeus) and Mary </li></ul><ul><li>Cousin of Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>First Bishop ...
JUDE <ul><li>Also known as Thaddeus </li></ul><ul><li>Brother of James the Less </li></ul><ul><li>Executed with an  Axe </...
PHILIP <ul><li>First apostle called after Peter, Andrew, James the Greater, and John </li></ul><ul><li>Encounters Jesus wh...
BARTHOLOMEW <ul><li>Also known as Nathaniel </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced to Jesus by Philip </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus says i...
SIMON <ul><li>Identified as a Zealot </li></ul><ul><li>Feast Day Oct. 28 </li></ul><ul><li>Saw ed in half </li></ul>
MATTHEW <ul><li>Also known as Levi </li></ul><ul><li>Tax collector </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally thought to be author of...
THOMAS <ul><li>Often called the ‘Doubter’ </li></ul><ul><li>More of a skeptic </li></ul><ul><li>Probably a  carpenter  wit...
JUDAS ISCARIOT <ul><li>May have been a Zealot </li></ul><ul><li>Handled the money for the apostles </li></ul><ul><li>Betra...
MATTHIAS <ul><li>Selected to replace Judas Iscariot </li></ul><ul><li>Was disciple from the beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Wi...
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The Twelve

  1. 1. The Twelve An Examination of the Apostles
  2. 2. DEFINITIONS <ul><li>Disciple---one who follows Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Apostle---someone sent by Christ on a mission </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship---The way we live our lives according to the teachings of Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelization---to teach and spread the Gospel </li></ul>
  3. 3. PETER <ul><li>Simon, Cephas </li></ul><ul><li>Name means ‘rock’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fisherman in Capernaum </li></ul><ul><li>Closest to Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Leader of the Church after Ascension </li></ul><ul><li>Keys </li></ul>
  4. 4. PETER <ul><li>Crucified in Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Near current St. Peter’s Basilica </li></ul>
  5. 5. ANDREW <ul><li>Brother of Peter </li></ul><ul><li>Follower of John the Baptist </li></ul><ul><li>Crucified on X-Shaped Cross </li></ul>
  6. 6. JAMES THE GREATER <ul><li>Business partner of Peter </li></ul><ul><li>Son of Zebedee and Salome </li></ul><ul><li>One of the main three (with Peter and John) </li></ul><ul><li>First apostle to die (beheaded in Temple) </li></ul><ul><li>Pilgrims carried staff and bell to his shrine at Santiago </li></ul>
  7. 7. JOHN <ul><li>Brother of James the Greater </li></ul><ul><li>Follower of John the Baptist </li></ul><ul><li>Only one to die a natural death </li></ul><ul><li>May have been much younger than the rest </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in Ephesus with Mary, the Mother of Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>May have written the Gospel of John </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol is eagle </li></ul>
  8. 8. JAMES THE LESS <ul><li>Son of Clopas (Alphaeus) and Mary </li></ul><ul><li>Cousin of Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>First Bishop of Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>Beaten to death with clubs, or cudgels </li></ul><ul><li>Feast Day May 3 </li></ul>
  9. 9. JUDE <ul><li>Also known as Thaddeus </li></ul><ul><li>Brother of James the Less </li></ul><ul><li>Executed with an Axe </li></ul><ul><li>Feast day is Oct. 28 </li></ul>
  10. 10. PHILIP <ul><li>First apostle called after Peter, Andrew, James the Greater, and John </li></ul><ul><li>Encounters Jesus while walking near Bethsaida </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus says to “Follow Me” </li></ul><ul><li>Hung from a pillar at a temple </li></ul><ul><li>Feast Day May 3 </li></ul>
  11. 11. BARTHOLOMEW <ul><li>Also known as Nathaniel </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced to Jesus by Philip </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus says in him there is no guile </li></ul><ul><li>Skinned alive and crucified </li></ul><ul><li>Knife confused for cheese knife </li></ul><ul><li>Patron saint of cheese makers </li></ul>
  12. 12. SIMON <ul><li>Identified as a Zealot </li></ul><ul><li>Feast Day Oct. 28 </li></ul><ul><li>Saw ed in half </li></ul>
  13. 13. MATTHEW <ul><li>Also known as Levi </li></ul><ul><li>Tax collector </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally thought to be author of the Gospel </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol is human face </li></ul>
  14. 14. THOMAS <ul><li>Often called the ‘Doubter’ </li></ul><ul><li>More of a skeptic </li></ul><ul><li>Probably a carpenter with tools </li></ul><ul><li>Preached on Malabar Coast of India </li></ul>
  15. 15. JUDAS ISCARIOT <ul><li>May have been a Zealot </li></ul><ul><li>Handled the money for the apostles </li></ul><ul><li>Betrayed Jesus by handing him over to the Jewish leaders </li></ul>
  16. 16. MATTHIAS <ul><li>Selected to replace Judas Iscariot </li></ul><ul><li>Was disciple from the beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Witnessed the resurrection </li></ul><ul><li>Selected over Joseph Barsabbas Justus </li></ul><ul><li>Crucified and stabbed with a lance </li></ul>

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