|Brief Story about Saint Jude
Saint Jude was one of the twelve Apostles to Jesus.
Saint Jude is also called Saint Jude Thaddeus. He had three brothers. Their names were
Saint James, Saint Simeon of Jerusalem and Joses. Saint Jude and all three brothers were
brethren, fellows members of Jesus.
Jesus ascended into Heaven. Saint Jude set out with his companions to preach the
Saint Jude traveled throughout the Holy Land, where many people listened to him.
Saint Jude traveled in Samaria, Syria and in the Mesopotamia.
During Saint Jude extended travel, he met Saint
Simeon and together they both preached together about Jesus
Saint Jude taught souls:
- To be humble.
- To be meek.
- He taught souls how to
Saint Jude taught them to love God, God the
Saint Jude also preached to the Jewish
people. Saint Jude wrote a long letter.
This letter was to all the Jewish converts.
The letter was called "The Epistle to the Hebrew Christians."
Saint Jude was true to his faith. He would
rather suffer than give up his faith in Jesus.
When Saint Jude was in Mesopotamia, he
converted many sinners.
His enemies put him to death. Saint Jude suffered as a martyr.
Saint Jude attributes:
St. Jude is
depicted with a flame above his head, representing his
presence at Pentecost, when he was said to have received
the Holy Spirit with the other apostles. According to the legend,
St. Jude was a son of Clopas and his mother
Mary, a cousin of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Saint Jude holding The Image of Edessa in his hand
St. Jude is
traditionally depicted carrying, holding The Image of
Edessa in his hand.
The legend of The Image of Edessa was recorded in apocryphal conformity between
Jesus and King Abgar which is reproduced in Eusebius history Ecclesiastica, I, XIII. Eusebius relates that King Abgar of Edessa (now Sanliurfa in southeast Turkey) sent a letter to Jesus seeking a cure for an illness afflicting him. With the letter he sent his consul Hannan, the keeper of the archives, offering his own home city to Jesus as a safe dwelling place. The consul painted a likeness of Jesus with choice paints (or alternatively, impressed with King Abgar's faith). Jesus pressed
His Face into a cloth and gave it to the consul Hannan to take to King Abgar with his answer. Upon seeing Jesus' image, the King Abgar placed it with great honor in one of his palatial houses. After
Christ's execution, St. Thomas the Apostle sent St. Jude to King Abgar and
King Abgar of Edessa was cured. Astonished, he converted to Christianity, along with many of the people under his rule.