St Thaddeus (Biographical details)

St Thaddeus (saint/martyr; Male)

Also known as

St Thaddeus; Thaddeus; St Jude; St Judas; Judas Thaddaeus; Apostle; Lebbaeus

Biography

Christian saint and apostle and martyr (clubbed to death); son of Cleophas, who died a martyr, and Mary who stood at the foot of the Cross, and who annointed Christ's body after death; brother of St James the Lesser (q.v.); nephew of Mary and Joseph; blood relative of Jesus Christ; writer of canonical letter. Preached in Syria, Mesopotamia, and Persia with St Simon (q.v.). Latin name Thaddeus.