Saturday, August 20, 2005

St. Jude Thaddeus Medals

Saint Jude is a Christian saint and one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. His other names are Jude Thaddaeus and Jude Lebbeus. St. Jude is also known as Saint Thaddeus, alternatively spelled "Thaddæus" or "Thaddaeus" in different versions of the Bible, and Saint Matfiy in Russian Orthodox tradition (along with Saint Jude). He should not be confused with Judas Iscariot, yet another apostle, who betrayed Jesus and later committed suicide.

Saint Jude Thaddeus Medal

St. Jude was a brother of Saint James the Less, and a relative of Jesus. Mark 6:3 states about Jesus: "Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" (New International Version). In the Acts of Thomas, one of the New Testament apocrypha, written in Syria in the early 3rd century, he was identified with Jude Thomas, which is the full name of the apostle Thomas according to Syrian tradition...