Apostle

Definitions of Apostle
  1. noun
    (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
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    Saint Andrew the Apostle
    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint James the Apostle
    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    Saint John the Apostle
    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    Judas Iscariot
    (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver
    Saint Jude
    (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    Saint Matthew the Apostle
    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    Saint Peter the Apostle
    disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    Simon the Canaanite
    one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    Thomas the doubting Apostle
    the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
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    Christian
    a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
    adherent, disciple
    someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
  2. noun
    any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
    synonyms: Apostelic Father
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    Saint Luke
    (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel
    Saint Mark
    Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
    Saint Patrick
    Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
    Apostle of the Gentiles
    (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
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    Christian
    a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
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