St. Philip the Apostle

St. Philip the Apostle Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 11/14
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/03
Tridentine Calendar - 05/01


Patron Of: Hatters, Luxembourg, Pastry Chefs, Uruguay

Memorial
    3 May (Roman calendar) (formerly 1 May); 14 November (Greek calendar)
Profile
    Disciple of Saint John the Baptist. Apostle. Brought Saint Nathanael to Christ. Confidant of Jesus. Little is known about him, but scriptural episodes give the impression of a shy, naive, practical individual. Preached in Greece and Asia Minor. Martyr.
Born
    at Bethsaida, Palestine
Died
    martyred c.80 at Hierapolis, Phrygia
Name Meaning
    lover of horses (Philip)
Canonized
    Pre-Congregation
Patronage
    hatters; Luxembourg; pastry chefs; San Felipe Indian Pueblo; Uruguay
Prayers
    Prayer to...
Representation
    elderly bearded man holding a basket of loaves and a cross which is often t-shaped elderly man casting a devil from the idol of Mars; elderly man crucified on a tall cross; elderly man holding loaves and fishes; elderly man with a dragon nearby; elderly man with a loaf and book; elderly man with a snake nearby; loaves of bread; man baptizing the Ethiopian eunuch; man holding a book or scroll reading descendit ad inferna; tall cross; with Saint Andrew


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