St. Simon The Apostle icon (2)

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Orthodox icon of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot  (2). Contemporary icon.

Commemorated May 10.

Saint Simon is one of the twelve Apostles. He is believed to be the bridegroom at the wedding of Cana. Saint Simeon was from Cana in Galilee. After he saw the miracle at the wedding he became zealous for Christ and is give the name Zealot He traveled to many places from Britain to the Black Sea, proclaiming the Gospel of Christ. After winning many pagans to the Lord, St Simon suffered martyrdom by crucifixion. St Simon is also commemorated on June 30 with the other Apostles.