St. Simon the Apostle icon (2)
Orthodox icon of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot (Zealotes).
Commemorated May 10.
Saint Simon was from Cana in Galilee, and was known to the Lord and His Mother. Tradition says that he was the bridegroom at the wedding at Cana where the Jesus performed His first miracle. After witnessing the miracle where the water was turned into wine, he became a zealous follower of Christ.
This is why he is known as St Simon the Zealot. St Simon was one of the twelve Apostles, and received the Holy Spirit with the others on Pentecost. He traveled to many places from Britain to the Black Sea, proclaiming the Gospel of Christ. St Simon suffered martyrdom by crucifixion. St Simon is also commemorated on June 30 with the other Apostles.
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