Where the 12 Apostles died (On Google Maps via Catholicgauze blog)

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A map of locations of where the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ died, according to tradition. Blue markers represent commonly accepted death locations while yellow markers represent disputed locations.

Made for the geography blog: Geographic Travels

  • Saint James the Lesser

One tradition holds that Saint James was killed in the town of Ostrakine on the Sinai Peninsula in present day Egypt.

  • Saint Jude

The Acts of Simon and Jude state that both St. Jude and St. Simon where killed in Beirut.

  • St. Simon the Zealot

The Acts of Simon and Jude state that both St. Jude and St. Simon where killed in Beirut.

  • Saint Thomas

Saint Thomas traveled to India to preach to the Jewish community there as well as Hindus. Tradition teaches he was put to death in Mylapore, India by husbands who were jealous because their wives were…

  • Saint Bartholomew

Saint Bartholomew is believed to have been killed in Albanopolis, Armenia (the Albanian region is generally thought to be more present-day Azerbaijan or northern Caucasus rather than the present-day n…

  • Saint Philip

Little is known for sure but tradition holds Saint Philip was crucified in the Greek city of Hierapolis, present day Turkey

  • Saint James the Lesser

Most traditions hold that Saint James was killed in the year 62 at Jerusalem by being thrown from a pinnacle of the Temple, then stoned and beaten with clubs and fuller’s mallets, while praying for hi…

  • Saint James the Greater

Saint James the Greater is the only apostle who’s death is recorded in the Bible (Book of Acts) and believed to be the first apostle to die (besides Judas). He was killed by a sword in Jerusalem.

  • Saint Andrew

Saint Andrew was killed on the orders of the local Roman governor in Patras, Greece. He was killed on a X-shaped cross.

  • Saint Peter

Saint Peter was killed in Rome during the Nero persecutions. He was crucified upside-down, per request, so not to have his own crucifixion be like Jesus’.

  • Judas Iscariot

Judas Iscariot died outside of Jerusalem after betraying Jesus to the Temple authorities.

  • Saint John

Saint John was the only apostle to die peacefully. He died in the Greek port city of Ephesus where he lived his last years in exile.

  • Saint Simon the Zealot (different records of his death)

One tradition holds Saint Simon was sawed into half in Suanir, Persia.

  • Saint Simon the Zealot

Some traditions hold Saint Simon was crucified in Samaria.

  • Saint Simon the Zealot

Moses of Chorene writes that Saint Simon the Zealot was martyred at Weriosphora in Caucasian Iberia (roughly where Georgia, Turkey, and Armenia meet up).

  • Saint Matthew

Saint Matthew is the weakest of all traditions. No one can agree on way or place of death however there is a long running tradition that he died in Ethiopia because he refused to marry royalty.

  • Saint Matthias

Saint Matthias, the replacement of Judas Iscariot, is recorded by Nicephorus to be buried at the Roman fort of Gonio in Adjara, Georgia.

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