Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
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Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

Born     1st century AD Iudaea (Palaestina)
Died     1st century AD Armenia. Flayed and then crucified
Honored in     
                Assyrian Church of the East
                Roman Catholic Church
                Eastern Orthodox Churches
                Oriental Orthodoxy
                Anglican Communion
                Lutheran Church
                 Islam (named in Muslim exegesis as one of the disciples)
Major shrine     Saint Bartholomew Monastery in historical Armenia, Relics at Saint Bartholomew-on-the-Tiber Church, Rome, the Canterbury           
                      Cathedral, the Cathedral in Frankfurt, and the San Bartolomeo Cathedral in Lipari
          August 24 (Western Christianity)
         June 11 (Eastern Christianity)
Attributes     Knife and his flayed skin
Patronage     Armenia; bookbinders; butchers; Florentine cheese and salt merchants; Gambatesa, Italy; Catbalogan, Samar; Għargħur, Malta; leather workers; neurological diseases; plasterers; shoemakers; curriers; tanners; trappers; twitching; whiteners
Christian tradition has three stories about Bartholomew's death: "One speaks of his being kidnapped, beaten unconscious, and cast into the sea to drown. Another account states that he was crucified upside down, and another says that he was skinned alive and beheaded in Albac ( Elbac )or Albanopolis", near Bashkale, Anatolia Turkey.  (now near the town of Başkale in the Van Province of southeastern Turkey.)



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