Twelve Apostles

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Twelve Apostles

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Twelve Disciples:

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[Gr.,=envoy], one of the prime missionaries of Christianity. The apostles of the first rank are saints Peter, Andrew, James (the Greater), John, Thomas, James (the Less), Jude (or Thaddaeus), Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon, and Matthias (replacing Judas Iscariot).
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Now, no doubt you know the names of all the twelve disciples. Won't you tell us the names of the first two that were appointed?"
When Jesus finished giving these commands to his Twelve disciples, he went away from that place to teach and to preach in their towns.
Already by Thursday, called Maundy Thursday in the Bible, when Jesus held his last supper, he knew that his time on earth would be ending and he told his twelve disciples that, too.
Once again Jesus took the twelve disciples aside and spoke of the things that were going to happen to Him.
Mary Magdalene, Samaritan woman, Zachhaeus, Joseph of Arimathea, Nicodemus and the twelve disciples are some individuals whom Jesus could transform or influence, using his Soft Power.
From the twelve disciples of Mandela to the Aligarh students, relentless struggle by the youth has changed the face of history.
We generally conflate the twelve disciples with the apostles, but these are different groups.
The Sister Chapel was intended to be a feminist parody of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, while The Dinner Party paralleled the iconic Last Supper of Christ and his twelve disciples. The Sister Chapel artists were autonomous, choosing their own subjects and style, unlike Chicago's project, where she was the lead designer and the collaborating artists executed her vision.
I was startled to discover recently that the gospel writers can't even agree on who the twelve disciples were.
Moreover, the press release noted, "the parties indicated their concern regarding the political instability affecting the region of the Near and Middle East, which leads to great suffering on the part of civilian populations, and shared their hope that the Christian communities in the various countries may continue to offer their contribution to building a future of material and spiritual well-being." President Anastasiades presented the Pope with an icon of Apostle Andreas, who was the first of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ who visited Cyprus during the persecution of the disciples -- noting that a monastery in the Turkish occupied areas is dedicated to him.
In Matthew's second didactic discourse (The "Missionary Discourse"), Jesus authorizes the twelve disciples to follow his pattern of traveling, proclaiming, and healing.
Frank coincidentally had twelve disciples. Nevertheless, Frank rejected Jesus, arguing that since Jesus was killed by Jews be could not have' been the Messiah (127) Maciejko alerts the reader to a manuscript concerning unsuccessful attempts to bring about "eternal life." He concludes that Frank displayed a fusion of kabbalistic, Gnostic, and Catholic ideas.