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Saint Philip

The Gospel of John describes Philip's calling as a disciple of Jesus. [Jn 1:43] 

Philip is described as a disciple from the city of Bethsaida, and connects him to Andrew and Peter, who were from the same town. It further connects him to Nathanael (sometimes identified with Bartholomew) whom Philip first introduces to Jesus. The authors of the Synoptic Gospels also describe Philip as a disciple of Jesus.

Of the four Gospels, Philip figures most prominently in the Gospel of John. Philip's minor appearance occurs when he is tested by Jesus about how to feed 5,000 people, and his two most notable appearances in the narrative are as a link to the Greek community. Philip bore a Greek name and we may infer from the context that Philip spoke Greek. Philip introduces members of this community to Jesus. During the Last Supper when Philip asked Jesus to show them the Father, he provides Jesus the opportunity to teach his disciples about the unity of the Father and the Son.

Philip is always listed fifth among the apostles.

The Feast Day of St. Philip is May 1st. 

St. Philip, by Peter Paul Rubins, from his Twelve Apostles series (c. 1611),
at the Museo del Prado, Madrid

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