But after seeing Jesus demonstrate his divinity, he says: “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel” (John 1:49). As Apostles, we commit ourselves to build community by discovering our wants and needs and those of others through calling members to share their gifts freely and to grow; by nurturing in faith and tradition; by celebrating renewed life together in worship and fellowship. As with James son of Alphaeus, there’s not much we can say about Jude of James without assuming he’s the same person as another Jude. It is not necessarily a patronymic. Today’s scholars have mixed opinions on Jude’s authorship. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, So we know almost nothing about him. John doesn’t say all of Jesus’ brothers didn’t believe in him, but this could be a signal that Jesus’ brother Jude wasn’t one of his 12 main disciples. In the sixteenth century, Justus Lipsius claimed he was sawed in half. There he has placed a tent for the sun; Eusebius of Caesarea (the father of church history) wrote in the fourth century that there was no official list of the Seventy, but that many believed Matthias was among them. And we their deeds record; In Luke 9:57–62 and the parallel passage in Matthew 8:18–22, an unnamed person asks to bury his father before he follows Jesus, and Jesus replies: “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:60). Simon the Zealot is only mentioned by name in lists of the apostles (Matthew 10:2–4, Mark 3:16–19, Luke 6:14–16, Acts 1:1-13). by Ryan Nelson | Sep 4, 2019 | Bible characters | 4 comments. Ethiopian Christians believe he was crucified in Samaria. to the furthest end of the sky is its course. rejoices like a champion to run its course. While James son of Zebedee was the only apostle to be martyred in the Bible (Acts 12:2), Judas Iscariot was the first to die. We believe in God the Son, who was slain: PowerPoint slides Anglican / Church of England - Common Worship. , after all), and he often appears on lists of the most influential people who have ever lived. Nor leave your work undone; Paul—also known as Saul—is easily one of the most widely-known biblical figures (he wrote the most New Testament books, after all), and he often appears on lists of the most influential people who have ever lived. The 12 apostles were some of his closest disciples. Psalm 95 is the traditional Invitatory Psalm. the twin. To share the great King’s feast; Various accounts say he was beheaded, stoned, burned, or stabbed. And it was written over the course of centuries by 35 authors. Almost all of the believers on these lists became bishops. That’s why we created The Beginner’s Guide to the Bible. In Acts, Philip the Evangelist is clearly distinguished from the Twelve: As a tax collector (or publican), Matthew collected taxes. But there are several explanations of his death. Acts even records that Paul watched and approved while people stoned the first Christian martyr (Stephen) to death (Acts 8:1). God, come to my assistance. The Bible doesn’t tell us what “the Zealot” signified, so no one can say for sure. mentioned in the four lists of apostles. James son of Zebedee (also known as James the Greater) was another one of Jesus’ three main disciples, along with his brother John and Peter. James son of Alphaeus is only mentioned in the four lists of apostles. (One just had to happen first.). and your ears because they hear. Since these two names appear in about the same place in the lists, and the other names are consistent, church tradition (and most modern scholars) have always assumed Thaddeus was a nickname for Jude of James. “If they quote the Lord’s words to Philip, “Let dead bury their dead, but do thou follow me . One even suggests he died of old age, like John. As one of the Twelve, Matthias played a key role in helping spread the gospel and lead the church when it was most fragile. But if we care about truth and claim to represent it, we have a duty to examine this information more critically, and we need to be willing to accept when we simply don’t know something. So was Matthias supposed to be one of the Twelve? Today, many Christians simply accept tradition (and therefore the legends) at face value. This James is often referred to as James the Greater to distinguish him from James son of Alphaeus, James the Less (who may be the same person as James son of Alphaeus), and James the brother of Jesus. Judas arrives with an armed mob sent from the chief priests, and points out Jesus by greeting him with a kiss (Matthew 26:47–49). Through many scenes of strife, . Psalm 64 Worship is different from veneration. At the moment you are completely satisfied. and joy for the upright of heart. Additionally John appears to introduce a disciple not listed in the other gospels or acts: Nathanael, who is closely associated with Philip. One Church, one Faith, one Lord. He infamously betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, which lead to Jesus’ death on the cross. PSALMODY The Bible is a big book. The 12 apostles, also referred to as the 12 disciples or simply “the Twelve,” were Jesus Christ’s 12 closest followers. John son of Zebedee (not to be confused with John the Baptist) was the third disciple considered to be part of Jesus’ “inner circle” with his brother James and Peter. One more thing about James son of Alphaeus. Your Church from age to age; Eastern tradition claims he died of old age in Edessa. He was appointed after the death of Judas Iscariot, The time Jesus raised a girl from the dead (Mark 5:35–43), Jesus’ moment of weakness in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36–46), Disowning Jesus to avoid persecution (Luke 22:54-62), Addressing the crowd at Pentecost (Acts 2:14-41), Envisioning a church that included Jews and Gentiles together (Acts 10:9-48), Being a “pillar” of the church (Galatians 2:9), The time Jesus raised a girl from the dead (Mark 5:35-43), Jesus’ moment of weakness in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46), Asking Jesus if he and James should call down fire from heaven to destroy a village which failed to show them hospitality (Luke 9:54), Asking Jesus if he and James can sit on either side of Jesus’ throne in heaven, and unwittingly promising to follow Jesus into martyrdom (Mark 10:35–40), Taking care of Jesus’ mother, Mary (John 19:26–27), Beating Peter in a race to Jesus’ empty tomb (John 20:2–9). Antiphon: Alleluia, come, let us worship the Lord, the King of Apostles, alleluia. BOOK OF COMMON WORSHIP PREPARED BY THE THEOLOGY AND WORSHIP MINISTRY UNIT FOR THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) AND THE CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Commended by the 205th General Assembly (1993) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the 163rd General Assembly (1993) of the Cumberland But the Bible doesn’t say this, and while the lists of apostles make it clear James and John are brothers, and Peter and Andrew are brothers, there’s no mention of a relationship between James and Matthew. PowerPoint slides Brethren. As a result, tax collectors were right up there with prostitutes for the go-to example of the worst sinners. Psalm 24. The apostles are generally listed in order of importance and paired according to their associations. At times, thousands of people gathered to hear him teach and see what he would do. – For I have shared with you everything The earliest account comes from Acts of Philip, which contains legends about Philip’s ministry. There will continue to be an online worship service offered each Sunday. In some cases, disciples with common names have been mistakenly identified with other biblical figures who had the same name. We have become the world’s refuse, the scum of all; that is the present state of affairs. Psalm 24, 67, or 100 may be substituted. All Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. In this case, most would argue that this other name is Nathanael, since Nathanael appears to be an apostle in the Gospel of John, is closely associated with Philip (Philip calls him to meet Jesus, after all), and Bartholomew doesn’t appear in John. Common Worship. This, plus the fact that the Bible tells us so little about any of these Jameses, has led to a lot of confusion about their identities over the centuries. To greatest and to least; And while there’s plenty of church tradition to fill in details about his life and ministry, much of it is rooted in legends and apocryphal texts that were written about him later. Ironically, the first passage that tells that he was in charge of the group’s money also tells us that he was completely untrustworthy. The apostles returned to Jesus and told Him all that they had done and taught. Syrian Christian tradition specifies that this took place on July 3, 72 AD. Mark the Evangelist, commonly believed to. The biggest difference between the lists is that. Tradition holds that he preached in Ephesus, was exiled to the island of Patmos (where he wrote Revelation), returned to Ephesus, and died of old age after 98 AD. And The Acts of Thomas says he was martyred via spears in Mylapore, India. So while these acts have some things in common - such as bowing in reverence - they’re not … Nonetheless, the Camino de Santiago—a pilgrimage to the church where James is allegedly buried—was one of the most popular Christian pilgrimages for centuries, and Santiago de Compostela (the shrine dedicated to Saint James) is still a destination for more than 300,000 people every year. Amen. RESPONSORY           John 15:15; Matthew 13:11, 16 So clearly on each page; Taken from the Proper of Saints The Lord loves those who hate evil; But regardless, he was one, and God used him. This time, he’s merely listed among seven disciples who went fishing (John 21:1-3). Tradition says that John is “the disciple whom Jesus loved” in the Gospel of John. . Later, when some Greek men from Bethsaida want to see Jesus, they come to Philip first, presumably because they knew he was from the same town as them (or possibly because he spoke Greek the best). This lesson talks about the Holy Spirit's divinity, his full membership in the Godhead. Thomas wasn’t actually given a name in the original manuscripts. In every deed and word, So Satan demands them all, but Jesus prays for Peter so that Peter may be able to strengthen the others. all peoples see his glory. To choose someone to replace Judas, about 120 believers nominated two people (Matthias and Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus), and then they cast lots. guard my life from dread of the foe. It considers his personhood, noting that the Holy Spirit is a true person and not simply a divine force. Men should regard us as servants of Christ and administrators of the mysteries of God. “Of James” is a more literal translation, and some scholars think it more likely means “son of James” than “brother of James.” Especially since Luke uses a form of the Greek word adelphos (brother) to communicate the relationship between Peter and Andrew (Luke 6:14) and he doesn’t place them next to each other as you’d expect him to do. According to this text, he was crucified upside down with Bartholomew. However, there are three. Amen. All that said, Mark, the traditional author of the Gospel of Mark was not one of the Twelve, and probably wasn’t an eyewitness of Jesus’ ministry, either. Like many of the disciples, James was a fisherman before Jesus called him. The Gospel of Matthew’s author is anonymous, but Matthew the Apostle is traditionally considered the author. Psalm 24, 67, or 100 may be substituted. This, plus the fact that Philip wanted Andrew to decide what to do about the Greeks in John 12, could indicate that Andrew held a position of leadership among the disciples. And it’s always safer not to make assumptions. The word translated as “the Less” or “the younger” could refer to height, age, or importance, but this kind of contrast makes the most sense if there are two people the audience would associate with the name James, not three or four. Brothers, I have applied all this to myself and Apollos by way of example for your benefit. - And my mouth shall proclaim your praise. According to tradition, John died of old age: a rare (and possibly unique) feat among the apostles, most of whom were martyred. Before they cast lots in Acts 1, the disciples pray: “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. On the road to Damascus, where Paul intended to arrest Christians, Jesus appeared to him, asking: “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” (Acts 9:4) Then the Lord told Paul, “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do” (Acts 9:6). and knows the depths of the heart. For more information on the origin of the Apostles' Creed, see the detailed discussion in the Catholic Encyclopedia. Another tradition says James son of Alphaeus was crucified in Egypt, where he was preaching. Glory... Technically, it’s a collection of 66 books. Jude the apostle is also known as Jude of James, Judas of James, Thaddeus, Judas Thaddeus, and Lebbaeus. All the upright hearts will glory. Granted you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you have only one father. Apparently John was the only gospel writer who cared enough to give him a shoutout for that. But while the Bible tells us little about him, Thomas’ cautious approach to believing in the resurrection laid the foundation for evidence-based faith and for the Protestant teaching of sola fide, or faith alone. In the fourth century, a bishop claimed Luke was one of the Seventy (or Seventy-Two) disciples mentioned in Luke 10, but that’s unlikely, especially since Luke appears to indicate he was not an eyewitness in Luke 1:1–4. A very well-rounded and fair treatment of the subject. The lists found in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) appear when Jesus calls these 12 disciples aside for a special purpose and officially appoints them as apostles. While worship is about totally giving ourselves to God to be united with Him, veneration is the genuine respect that we show for holy people and things. exalted far above all spirits. Interestingly, when Peter escapes from prison in Acts 12, he flees to John Mark’s mother’s house, which was an important gathering place for the early Christians. ... Church of the Apostles, 7159 McIntyre Street, Fairhope, AL, 36532 251-928-6622 office@apostleseasternshore.org . So it was a big deal that Jesus asked Matthew to follow him and be one of his disciples. Others are only mentioned in the lists of apostles, or they have a single line of dialogue in the gospels. All we really know about Matthias from Scripture is that he met Peter’s requirements for selecting a new member of the Twelve (Acts 1:21–22): While the Bible doesn’t explicitly say this, the fact that Matthias was clearly following Jesus early on and he was significant enough to be selected makes it possible that he was among the Seventy” (or “Seventy-Two,” depending on the translation) who Jesus sent out ahead of him in Luke 10:1–24. An early church calendar reads: “3 July, St. Thomas who was pierced with a lance in ‘India’.”. Some argue that his appointment was more the result of Peter’s restlessness than God’s plan—especially since Paul was personally called by Jesus to be an apostle later. We know from the gospels that Jesus had at least four brothers: James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas (Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3). The chief priests then used the money to buy a potter’s field (presumably the field Judas hung himself in), because it was blood money, so they couldn’t put it in the treasury (Matthew 27:6-10). It represents the most recent stage of development of the Liturgical Movement within the Church and is the successor to the Alternative Service Book of 1980. The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven have been revealed to you; . Numerous apocryphal texts claimed to be written about (or even by) Peter, but the church rejected them as inauthentic, though some of them recorded important information. Zion hears and is glad; Some of the apostles play key roles in well-known Bible stories. it burns up his foes on every side. Like the early church, we continue the teaching, fellowship and prayers of community. Light shines forth for the just However, Eusebius of Caesarea, the father of church history tells us that Origen (a scholar from the second and third century) claimed Andrew was sent to Scythia (an ancient region in central Eurasia). Even his moniker, “the Zealot” is ambiguous enough that we can’t be sure what it means—though there are several strong possibilities. Before his dramatic conversion, Paul was a member of the Pharisees—a group of religious elites who opposed Jesus and persecuted his followers. by Anthony G. Petti; Midi: Cyberhymnal yeah, it’s just gross. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, (For example, Philip the Apostle is definitely not Philip the Evangelist, who appears in Acts 6:5, Acts 8:5–6, and Acts 21:8.) I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. Four passages in the Bible give us the names of the apostles: Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:13-16, and Acts 1:13. Paul did more to help spread the gospel throughout the world than anyone else in the early church. ‘Follow me,’ Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.” —Mark 2:14, “After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. The patronymic is normally expressed in the lists by the Greek genitive, not by the Aramaic bar.” —Professor Michael Wilkins, Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary. Two books of the Bible claim to be written by Peter (1 Peter and 2 Peter), but scholars debate about whether he wrote them himself or dictated them to a secretary, or if he even wrote them at all. Or he may have simply been zealous for the Mosaic Law. They scheme their evil course; Since Matthias was such an obscure biblical figure who took on a prominent role in the church, some traditions claimed he must have been someone we encountered in other narratives: such as Nathanael, or even Zaccheus. Like “James,” “John” is another common first-century name, so it’s unclear which (if any) of these names are referring to this John, and there’s often disagreement and confusion about it. Another just says he was stoned to death in Jerusalem. The Apostles' Creed is an early Christian prayer / belief-statement that is used, with slight variations, in many churches. Simon the Zealot may have belonged to a Jewish sect known as the Zealots, who were bent on revolution and looking for a Messiah to violently overthrow Rome. It was about four in the afternoon. But unfortunately, Jude was a super common name, and this relies on assumptions. .’”. Jesus responded with one of the most powerful and prophetic statements about faith in all of Scripture: “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29). var sc_project=10564706; The vict’ry shall be won; The faithful few fought bravely We are the weak ones, you the strong! from the throng of those who do evil. You have launched upon your reign with no help from us. His brother Peter was the most prominent disciple, but Andrew was less important than James and John, who were part of Jesus’ most inner circle . - And my mouth shall proclaim your praise. Like most of the apostles, Bartholomew was probably martyred. For starters, let’s take a look at the four lists of apostles. We believe in God the Father, who created all things: All for by his will they were created and have their being. Nathanael is only mentioned in the Gospel of John, but many assume this is another name for Bartholomew because: In any case, Nathanael follows Jesus as a result of Philip’s invitation to “come and see” him, “the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote” (John 1:45–46). The strongest link is arguably between James the Less and James, brother of Jesus, so if James son of Alphaeus could be linked to one or the other, it would be reasonable to associate all three. In two of the lists of apostles, Jude appears to be referred to as Thaddeus (Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16–19). But Matthias takes the cake: he’s only mentioned two times in the entire Bible (Acts 1:23 and Acts 1:26). Common Worship is the name given to the series of services authorised by the General Synod of the Church of England and launched on the first Sunday of Advent in 2000. Since the name Judas had such strong negative associations in the early church, it wouldn’t be surprising if Jude preferred to go by another name, or if Matthew and Mark used the nickname to avoid confusion. Through many days of darkness, Much of what we “know” about the apostles comes from church tradition. Their intent was clearly to learn God’s will. It could also be that the circumstances were convoluted enough for both writers to be correct. Philip preached to the crowd while hanging on the cross, and they wanted to release the two disciples, but Philip told them to free Bartholomew and leave him hanging there. Unfortunately, tradition often embraced legends alongside facts, and it can be difficult to discern details about where the disciples went, what they did, and how they died without assuming the legends surrounding them are rooted in truth. Since these are parallel passages, and Levi is never referred to again, and Mark and Luke both include Matthew in the lists of apostles, it’s pretty safe to assume Matthew and Levi are the same person. Invitatory The Invitatory opens the first Office of the day. But Luke seems to record a different death for Judas in Acts 1:18–19: “(With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. By including Matthew among his disciples, Jesus showed that no one—not even those society considered irredeemable—would be excluded from God’s table. (2) They joined in outward acts of fellowship with each other, acts of common worship, acts of mutual kindness and benevolence. If you do not own a BCP, one can be provided to you for the duration of our Amber Stage restrictions. John Mark was a traveling companion of Paul and Barnabus (and possibly Barnabus’ cousin), and a man named Mark was. (Read more about who wrote the Gospel of Matthew here.). Your name shall be adored, Amazing well written article. Philip’s most notable moment in the gospels is his role in bringing Nathanael to Jesus. Interestingly, John records that Peter asked Jesus what would happen to John, and Jesus basically said “It’s none of your business” in a way that implied there might be something different planned for him: Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. And while tĕʾomâ is only used as a description, not a name, Didymus can be used as a description or a name. One tradition says he died of natural causes. He’s also the only one who wasn’t personally called by Jesus. But go and learn what this means: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’” —Matthew 9:10–13. At the end of the sky is the rising of the sun; So all we can say for sure about him is that he had a really common name and he was the son of someone named Alphaeus. John appears to consider him one of the Twelve (John 21:2). I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. cf 1 Corinthians 15.3-7. Their gospel of redemption, Rejoice, you just, in the Lord; and all who see them mock. those who boast of their worthless gods. The Apostles' Creed, like the Nicene Creed, is widely accepted as a statement of faith among Western Christian churches (both Roman Catholic and Protestant) and used by a number of Christian denominations as a part of worship services. The Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. and to all the apostles: this we have received, and this we believe. "https://secure." This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and ensure you get the best experience. Since Jesus called Paul, but didn’t call Matthias, some have argued that Paul was intended to be the apostle to replace Judas Iscariot. Common Worship. All we really know is his name, and that he’s closely associated with Philip (aside from the list in Acts 1:13, Bartholomew is always listed alongside Philip, which perhaps indicates some sort of relationship). There’s another son of Alphaeus mentioned in the New Testament: Levi the tax collector (Mark 2:14). The names of Jesus’ 12 main disciples are: Matthias the apostle is technically also one of the Twelve, but usually not included in lists for a couple reasons: Four passages in the Bible list the names of all 12 apostles (technically the last one only lists 11, because Judas Iscariot was dead). We commit ourselves to … Mind you, I have nothing on my conscience. . Many modern scholars prefer to take a neutral stance on Nathanael and Bartholomew, suggesting that it’s possible, but not verifiable. His lightnings light up the world, One of the biggest questions surrounding Matthias is whether or not God intended for him to replace Judas Iscariot. Sunday morning services come from The Book of Common Prayer (1979 edition) and include beautiful hymns and music. He’d followed Jesus since his baptism by John the Baptist. – for I have shared with you everything Antiphon 1: Their voice has gone out to the limits of the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Either “Zealot” is about the apostle’s passionate faith, or his membership in a New Testament group called the “Zealots,” or both. Since Bartholomew is also closely associated with Philip and never appears in John, many traditions assume Bartholomew and Nathanael are the same person. Using the Book of Common Prayer. One Church, one Faith, one Lord. . The President's Edition contains a 144-page music section typeset in Score by Alistair Warwick, a PDF of which can be downloaded from the Church of England's website. Another account says he was crucified in 61 AD in Britain. They will understand God's deeds. Antiphon 3: God's holiness was revealed by them; all nations saw God's glory. The Acts of Peter claims he asked to be crucified upside down because he didn’t believe he was worthy of dying the same death as Jesus. The skies proclaim his justice; Cookies on oxfam We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. Antiphon 2: They proclaimed what God has done for us; they grasped the meaning of his deeds. James son of Zebedee is one of at least three important New Testament figures named James. The Bible doesn’t tell us much else about Andrew. Paul was struck blind, and Jesus used a man named Ananias to restore his sight in Jerusalem. I enjoyed how you included a variety of traditions. From the first letter of the apostle Paul to the Corinthians          4:1-16 It’s true that Jesus had a brother named Jude (Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3). Later, Philip the Evangelist is referred to as “one of the seven” (Acts 21:8), not an apostle or one of the Twelve. and dealt them sudden wounds. The just will rejoice in the Lord Up to this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, poorly clad, roughly treated, wandering about homeless. If you want to learn more about any of the disciples, follow the links below to jump into an in-depth guide on each person. One Church, one Faith, one Lord. And even though he lived 2,000 years ago, Thomas also serves as a foil for Christians today—those who have not seen and yet have believed. Peter was originally known as Simon, but Jesus gave him the nickname Cephas (John 1:42), which translates to Peter, meaning “rock.”. Luke the Evangelist—also known as Luke the Physician and Saint Luke—is the traditional author of both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Since Matthew/Levi was a Jew employed by Rome, that wouldn’t be surprising. 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