In the Roman Canon, after Philip, we find Bartholomew. While records are scares, St. Bartholomew is probably the Nathaniel mentioned in the Gospel, who was led to the Lord by Philip. He preached in Arabia Felix, in India and in Greater Armenia, where at Albanopolis he was flayed alive and decapitated. Relics of his holy body are preserved under the high altar of the Church of St. Bartholomew, in the isle of the Tiber, at Rome. They were brought to this church by the Emperor Otto III. St. Bartholomew is often represented with a knife in his hand, as the instrument of his cruel death.
St. Bartholomew, pray for us!
For the Greater Glory of God,