HOLIDAYS WITH A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
According to Oleg Loginov.
October 28 – ST. JUDE THADDEUS MEMORIAL DAY
Judas Thaddeus (Judas Iakovlev or Levvey, Lebbaeus), brother of James Alpheus is one of the twelve apostles, disciples of Jesus Christ.
According to legend, the Apostle Judas preached in Palestine, Arabia, Syria and Mesopotamia and died a martyr’s death in Armenia in the second half of the 1st century
A.D. Somehow it turned out badly. In the Caucasus, Armenia is considered a stronghold of Christianity. For which she suffered greatly from the Turks. But it was in this country that the apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew, the first enlighteners who brought Christianity to its lands, were put to the cruelest execution.
Saint Thaddeus was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ. Having accepted his teaching, he began to be called Levvey, that is, «heartfelt», and Thaddeus, that is, «praising», because he glorified Christ and proclaimed the Gospel to many nations. He preached in Palestine, Arabia, Syria and Mesopotamia until he reached Armenia, where he converted the tsar’s daughter to Christianity. The Armenian sovereign was terribly angry. First he executed his daughter, and then Thaddeus. Together with him, another righteous Simon, nicknamed «Zealot», was executed, also numbered among the holy martyrs.
Hendrik Goltzius. «The Martyrdom of Simon and Judas Thaddeus».
According to legend, it happened like this:
«The king ordered to hunt down the saint with predatory beasts, but the animals lay down at his feet; then they threw him into the oven, but the wind cooled the oven. Finally, the king ordered to kill him with a sword. But as soon as the sword struck the apostle, the heavenly light illuminated his body, the earth shook, the stone settled and took the body. The pagans fled. It was in 44 A.D.».
Saint Thaddeus and other Christians in Sanatruk prison.
But, in fact, the instrument of his execution is considered an axe or halberd, so St. Jude Thaddeus is often depicted with these types of weapons.
Stefan Lochner. «The Martyrdom of Saints Simon and Judas Thaddeus»
Three centuries later, the monastery of Tadei was erected at the burial place of the apostle. The relics of Saint Thaddeus are kept in the Echmiadzin Cathedral. In general, churches have been erected in his honor in Iran, Jordan, Azerbaijan and in the Russian city of Sochi.
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