Back to Stories & News

Symbols of the Apostles

Posted on:
May 21, 2023
Category:

At the end of the reading from the Acts of the Apostles on the 7th Sunday of Easter (Acts 1:6-14), there's a list of the first apostles of Jesus. Here's a matching quiz to see if you can figure out their symbols; the answers are here. Most have more than one symbol associated with their name and ministry; see if you can learn about other symbols that go with each one!

___Peter                                  A.  3 purses

___James the Great               B.  Fish on a Bible

___John                                  C.  30 pieces of silver

___Judas                                D.  3 knives

___Bartholomew                    E.  Ship

___Andrew                             F.   Carpenter’s square

___Matthew                           G.  3 shells

___Thomas                             H.  Battle axe on Bible

___Philip                                 I.    Angled cross

___Jude, son of James         J.    Keys

___Matthias                           K.  Cup with snakes

___James, son of Alphaeus  L.  Loaves of bread

___Simon the Zealot             M. Saw
 

Contact

Explore More Stories & News

Man and woman standing together outside in red shirts
June 3, 2023

Red was everywhere for our Pentecost celebration!

Looking up aisle into church, with acolytes and crucifer at the head of the aisle

Graduates, Choristers, Acolytes...our youth lead us in worship in so many ways!

Update
stone carving of apostles

Do you know what symbol represents each apostle?