apostle apostle  /ə ˈpɑ səl/


  1. (n) an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform
  2. (n) any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
  3. (n) (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel

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  1. Driven from Tibet by military force, the smiling monk remains an apostle of peace, inspiring millions and never letting the world forget the plight of his homeland.
  2. On the Lord's Day, and whenever else he can find time, he is a fervent apostle for the Mormon Church, in which he is a high official.
  3. Spurred by Sterling Green, an apostle of the United House of Prayer in Washington, McCoy, 45, began helping churches develop property in poor neighborhoods.


  1. Juneteenth celebration features reading, food, poetry, music

    Sister Jane Nesmith, outgoing pastoral life coordinator for St. John the Apostle Catholic Curch, will read from her book “Feeding the Multitude: My 17 Years in Evansville,” Saturday, as part of the 2013 Juneteenth Day Celebration at the Evansville African American Museum.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

  2. 'Girl Scout Sunday' in Bloomfield

    Bloomfield troops attend the recent “Girl Scout Sunday” at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record

  3. St. Andrew the Apostle Church 40th Annual SummerFest

    Date: Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, June 30 Time: Saturday 6-10pm, Sunday 2-9pm Place: 768 Lincoln Avenue, Calumet City, IL Admission: FREE Website: St. Andrew the Apostle Church 40th Annual SummerFest The 40th St. Andrew Summerfest will feature the third …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WGN TV Chicago

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  1. Richard Roberts, former president of Oral Roberts University, called his father, "a modern-day apostle of the healing ministry, an author, educator, evangelist, prophet and innovator. He was the only man of his generation to build a worldwide...
    on Dec 15, 2009 By: Richard Roberts Source: USA Today

  2. Mr Rudd described Pope Benedict as an "apostle of peace, in an age when a voice for peace is a much needed voice for us all. You are also welcome as a voice for the world's poor."
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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