St. Simon preached the teaching of Christ and instructed in the truths of the Holy faith.
The Holy disciple and PriestMartyr Simeon, kinsman of the Lord, was the son of Cleopas, younger brother of St. Joseph the betrothed, reports Rus.Media.
In middle age he saw the miracles of the Lord Jesus Christ, believed in Him and became one of the seventy apostles. St. Simon preached the teaching of Christ and instructed in the truths of the Holy faith.
After the murder of the Apostle James, the first Bishop of Jerusalem, Christians chose the Holy Apostle Simeon.
During the reign of the Emperor Trajan, the Roman Governor Attica reported that St. Simeon comes from the bloodline of king David and that professes Christian faith. The pagans seized St Simeon, who at that time was already a hundred years old, after a long torment was crucified on the cross.