Meet the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ

Take a few moments to learn about the 12 apostles of Jesus and their characteristics. Discover lessons from the men who helped ignite the light of the truth that still dwells within hearts today and calls people to come and follow Christ.

Thaddeus or Jude

Saint Thaddeus
Detail of “Saint Thaddeus” by Domenico Fetti. © Arte & Immagini srl / Corbis via Getty Images

Listed together with Simon the Zealot and James the Less, the apostle Thaddeus completes a grouping of the least known disciples. In Twelve Ordinary Men, John MacArthur’s book about the apostles, Thaddeus is characterized as a tender-hearted, gentle man who displayed childlike humility.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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