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Jude the Apostle
For the given name, see Thaddeus.
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Saint Jude the Apostle
Saint Jude Thaddeus by Georges de La Tour. c. 1615-1620
Apostle and Martyr
Born 1st century AD
Roman Province of Galilee
Died 1st century AD
Roman Province of Syria
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Churches, Eastern Catholic Churches, Church of the East, Coptic Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheranism
Major shrine Saint Peter's, Rome, Reims, Toulouse, France
Feast October 28 (Western Christianity)
June 19 (Eastern Christianity)
Attributes Axe, club, boat, oar, medallion
Patronage Armenia, lost causes, desperate situations, ibises, hospitals, St. Petersburg, Florida, Cotta Lucena City Quezon, the Chicago Police Department, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He is generally identified with Thaddeus, and is also variously called Jude of James, Jude Thaddaeus, Judas Thaddaeus or Lebbaeus. He is sometimes identified with Jude, "brother of Jesus", but is clearly distinguished from Judas Iscariot, another disciple and later the betrayer of Jesus.
The Armenian Apostolic Church honors Thaddeus along with Saint Bartholomew as its patron saints. In the Roman Catholic Church he is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes.
Saint Jude's attribute is a club. He is also often shown in icons with a flame around his head. This represents his presence at Pentecost, when he received the Holy Spirit with the other apostles. Another common attribute is Jude holding an image of Jesus Christ, in the image of Edessa. In some instances he may be shown with a scroll or a book (the Epistle of Jude) or holding a carpenter's rule.
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