Friday, June 5, 2020 UTC

JUNE 11: COMMEMORATION OF BARTHOLOMEW & BARNABAS APOSTLES

 

 On June 11th we commemorate Bartholomew & Barnabas – Apostles. Saint Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles, and had Galilee as his homeland. It’s been said that he preached in Arabia and Persia, and India about the Gospel written by Saint Matthew. Saint Barnabas, leader of the Seventy Apostles, was from Cyprus, of the tribe of Levi, and a fellow disciple with Paul. He was called Joses, but was renamed Barnabas, which means “son of consolation.” He helped Saul, converted to Paul, the chief spokesman, to join the Apostles, Saul prior to this was a feared reputed persecutor of the Church, still feared him. Saint Barnabas preached the Gospel in many places and traveled together with Paul.