Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 15:26
Because of the lapse of time and the differing opinions of historians, it is difficult to ascertain with certainty the facts concerning the martyrdom of the Apostles. The following information, however, has been culled from Fox’s Book of Martyrs, this being one of the most reliable sources available.
The Apostle Matthew suffered martyrdom in
The Apostle Mark died in
The Apostle Luke was hanged on an olive tree in
The Apostle John faced martyrdom when he was boiled in a huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution in
The Apostle Peter was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross, according to church tradition because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die in the same way that Jesus Christ had died.
The Apostle James the Less, the leader of the church in
The Apostle James the Greater, a son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was ultimately beheaded at
The Apostle Bartholomew, also know as Nathanael, was a missionary to
The Apostle Andrew was crucified on an x-shaped cross in
(From another source) After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: "I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it." He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.
The Apostle Thomas was stabbed with a spear in
The Apostle Jude, the brother of Jesus, was crucified in
The Apostle Matthias, the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.
The Apostle Paul was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at