Following Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, Bartholomew is thought to have embarked on a missionary journey with his fellow Apostle Jude, taking in countries including Armenia and Ethiopia. He is said to have been martyred in Armenia after being flayed alive and crucified upside down.
Prayer for the Feast of St Bartholomew
Almighty and everlasting God, who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace to believe and to preach your word: grant that your Church may love the word which he believed and may faithfully receive and boldly preach it; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.