Frequent question: Who was one of the twelve apostles?

Gospel of Matthew Gospel of Mark Acts of the Apostles
Simon (“who is called Peter”) Simon (“he surnamed Peter”) Peter
Andrew (“his [Peter’s] brother”) Andrew Andrew
James (“son of Zebedee”) James (“son of Zebedee”) / one of the “Boanerges” James

Who were the two great apostles?

The day commemorates the martyrdom of two saints, the two great Apostles, Saint Peter and St. Paul, assigned by tradition to the same day of June in the year 67.

Is St Paul the 13th apostle?

A zealous Pharisee, he persecuted the first Christians until a vision of Jesus, experienced while on the road to Damascus, converted him to Christianity. Three years later he met St. Peter and Jesus’ brother James and was henceforth recognized as the 13th Apostle.

Are Mark and Luke disciples?

As for the other Gospels, Mark was said to be not a disciple but a companion of Peter, and Luke was a companion of Paul, who also was not a disciple.

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