Saint Philip the Apostle
Last Updated: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:46:22 +0000

Saint Philip the Apostle

Born      Bethsaida, Galilee
Died     c.80 Hierapolis, by crucifixion
Honored in     Christianity
Islam (named in exegesis)
Canonized     Pre-congregation
        3 May (Roman Catholic Church),
      14 November (Eastern Orthodox Church),
      27 November (Macedonian Orthodox Church),
        1 May (Anglican Communion, Lutheran Church and pre-1955 General Roman Calendar),
      11 May (General Roman Calendar, 1955–69)
Attributes     Elderly bearded, Saint, and open to God man holding a basket of loaves and a Tau cross

Patronage     Hatters; Pastry chefs; San Felipe Pueblo; Uruguay.

On Wednesday, 27 July 2011, the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported that archeologists had unearthed the Tomb of Saint Philip during excavations in Hierapolis close to the Turkish city Denizli. The Italian professor Francesco D'Andria stated that scientists had discovered the tomb, within a newly revealed church. He stated that the design of the Tomb, and writings on its walls, definitively prove it belonged to the martyred Apostle of Jesus

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