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Apostle Simon

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== Life ==
Simon was born in Cana of Galilee and was one of the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]]. He was the groom bridegroom at the wedding feast where [[Christ]] changed the water into wine ([[Gospel of John|John]] 2:1-11). Because of that [[miracle]], St. Simon left his home, parents and bride to follow Christ. After [[Pentecost]], he preached the [[Gospel]] in Mauritania in Africa.
He ended his [[missionary]] work in Georgia. St. Simon was tortured and crucified by the pagans in Abkhazia.
[[Troparion]] (Tone 3)

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