Jude the Apostle
|Jude the Apostle|
A painting called Saint Jude Thaddeus by Georges de La Tour. c. 1615-1620
|Born||1st century AD|
|Died||1st century AD|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Churches, Eastern Catholic Churches, Coptic Church, Anglican Communion|
|Major shrine||Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, Rheims, Toulouse, France|
|Feast||October 28 (Western Christianity)|
June 19 (Eastern Christianity)
|Attributes||Axe, club, boat, oar, medallion|
|Patronage||Armenia, lost causes, desperate situations, hospitals, St. Petersburg, Florida, Cotta Lucena City Quezon, the Chicago Police Department, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.|
Saint Jude the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was also called Jude of James and Jude Thaddeus. He is the patron saint of Armenia, along with Saint Bartholemew. He is also the patron saint of lost causes and desperate situations.
St. Jude was martyred (killed for his beliefs) with another apostle, Simon the Zealot in Beirut, Lebanon, around AD 65. In the Roman Catholic church, Jude and Simon's feast day is celebrated on 29 October.
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