Apostles, where buried
According to Catholic legend, seven of the Apostles are buried
at Rome. These seven are distinguished by a star (*).
ANDREW lies buried at Amalfi (Naples).
BARTHOLOMEW,* at Rome, in the church of Bartholomew Island, on the
Tiber. JAMES THE GREATER was buried at St.Jago de Compostella, in
JAMES THE LESS,* at Rome, in the church of the Holy Apostles. JOHN,
JUDE,* at Rome.
MATTHEW, at Salerno (Naples).
MATTHIAS,* at Rome, under the altar of the Basilica. PAUL, somewhere
PETER,* at Rome, in the church of St. Peter.
PHILIP,* at Rome.
SIMON or SIMEON,* at Rome.
THOMAS, at Ortona (Naples). (? Madras.)
MARK THE EVANGELIST is said to have been buried at Venice. LUKE THE
EVANGELIST is said to have been buried at Padua.
N.B.—Italy claims thirteen of these apostles or evangelists—
Rome seven; Naples three, Paul somewhere in Italy, Mark at Venice, Luke
Apostles of Abyssinians,
St. Frumentius. (Fourth century.) Alps,
St. Hubert. (656–730.) Armenians,
Gregory of Armenia.
St. Augustine. (Died 607.) St. George. Ethiopia.
Richard Cobden. (1804–1865.) French,
St. Denis. (Third
St. Wilbrod. (657–738.)
St. Irenæus (130–200); St. Martin. (316–397.) Génilles,
St. Boniface. (680–755.) Highlanders,
St. Anastatius. (954–1044.) Indians
Bartolomé de Las Casas (1474–1500); Rev. John Eliot.
(1603–1690.) Indies (East)
, St. Francis Xavier.
Voltaire. (1694–1778.) Ireland,
St. Armand, Bishop of Maestricht.
St. Ansgar or Anscarius (801–864);
Bernard Gilpin. (1517–1583.) Picts,
John Knox. (1505–1572.) Slavs,
St. Cyril. (Died 868.)
St.James the Greater. (Died 44.) Temperance,
Paulinus, bishop of York and
Rochester. (597–644). Wales,
St. David. (480–544.)
The Twelve Apostles.
The last twelve names on the poll or list of ordinary degrees were
so called, when the list was arranged in order of merit, and not
alphabetically, as now; they were also called the Chosen Twelve
The last of the twelve was designated St. Paul
from a play on
the verse 1 Cor. xv. 9. The same term is now applied to the last twelve
in the Mathematical Tripos.
Apostle of the Sword.
So Mahomet was called, because he enforced his
creed at the point of the sword. (570–632.)
Prince of the Apostles.
St. Peter. (Matthew xvi. 18, 19.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894