Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 28 October 2023 (22nd Saturday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 127
- Psalm 132
- Deuteronomy 30:1–20
- Matthew 19:1–15
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, XXIV, 1–8
Today we celebrate the festival of St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles. Simon and Jude are typically listed tenth and eleventh when the Apostles are named; Simon is called “the Zealot” and Jude is also known as Judas (not Iscariot) or Thaddeus. According to tradition Simon and Jude, together, spread the Gospel to Persia, where they were martyred, hence we commemorate them on the same day.