Simon Zelotes

/ (zɪˈləʊtiːz) /

noun

Saint Simon Zelotes one of the 12 apostles, who had probably belonged to the Zealot party before becoming a Christian (Luke 6:15). Owing to a misinterpretation of two similar Aramaic words he is also, but mistakenly, called the Canaanite (Matthew 10:4). Feast day: Oct 28 or May 10

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