The continued defense of this rule most often heard is that Jesus appointed only men as his 12 apostles
Elsewhere 12 apostles
face the 12 prophets, and the four doctors of the church pass the time of day with the four evangelists.
If Christ and the 12 apostles
walked the earth today, they might leave messages for each other on a bulletin board in Martha's kitchen in Bethany: "Gone fishing.
Citing Vatican's own regulations, media reported that the ritual should be performed only on men since Jesus' 12 apostles
Coventry's Ukrainians hold Christmas Eve on January 6, and enjoy a 12- course vegetarian meal - to represent the 12 apostles
- called Holy Supper, which is eaten only after the first star has risen in the Eastern sky.
And when Jesus had finished with the 12 apostles
, then continued with his mother, Martha and Mary Magdalen, the thought knocked me over
On Holy Thursday, Francis celebrated an unprecedented mass in a youth prison in Rome in which he washed the feet of 12 inmates including two girls and two Muslims - a gesture of humility towards the 12 apostles
attributed to Jesus.
SPECTACULAR: The 12 Apostles
off the Great Ocean Road near Geelong
Jesus sits halfway down the long table, the 12 apostles
deployed on either side.
REACHING SKYWARDS: Melbourne's centre is made up of high-rise blocks, shops and hotels, while its suburbs are sprawling and green; ROCKS OF AGES: Only 10 of the original 12 Apostles
still stand, but their spectacular form rising from the surf will make any camera-clutching tourist want to stop and take a photo or three
Apparently, it is from the detail about the Twelve being at Jesus' table that the assumption developed that Jesus celebrated the Last Supper only with the 12 apostles
The festivities started on the eve of January 6 with a Holy Supper - Svyata Vechera - a traditional 12-course vegetarian meal to represent the 12 Apostles