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Feast Day of St Bartholomew, Apostle - 24 August

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Feast Day of St Bartholomew, Apostle - 24 August

In the New Testament, Bartholomew is mentioned only in the lists of the apostles. Some scholars identify him with Nathanael, a man of Cana in Galilee who was summoned to Jesus by Philip. Jesus paid him a great compliment: “Here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him” (John 1:47b). When Nathanael asked how Jesus knew him, Jesus said, “I saw you under the fig tree” (John 1:48b).

Whatever amazing revelation this involved, it brought Nathanael to exclaim, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel” (John 1:49b). But Jesus countered with, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this” (John 1:50b).

We celebrate the feast day of St Bartholomew on 24 August. Visit this article to read more!


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Stephen Borja
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Stephen Borja wrote at 3:34pm on August 24th 2015
Thanks for this!

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Mary B wrote at 11:30pm on August 24th 2015
Thank you Stephen! This has been fixed :)
Stephen Borja
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Stephen Borja wrote at 1:14am on September 3rd 2015
Thank you! Have a beautiful September! St. Gregory the Great, pray for us!