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After the [[Apostle James the Just|Apostle James]], first [[bishop]] of [[Church of Jerusalem|Jerusalem]], was killed in 63 AD, the Christians elected the Apostle Symeon to take his place. During the reign of Emperor Trajan, it was reported to the Roman governor Atticus that St. Symeon was of the lineage of [[David|King David]] and that he confessed the Christian Faith. The pagans seized St. Symeon, at that time already 100 years of age, and after prolonged torture, crucified him.
St. Symeon is mentioned in [[Acts]] 13:1: "Now there were in the church that was at [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]] certain [[prophet]]s and teachers; as [[Apostle Barnabas|Barnabas]], and Symeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul."