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[Lego Hagiography] St. Bartholomew the Apostle

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Today (August 24) is the feast day of St. Bartholomew the Apostle. As implied by his honorific, St. Bartholomew was one of the twelve (technically thirteen if you count both Judas and his replacement...) who closely followed Jesus during his earthly ministry. And as implied by his iconography, he was also a total badass.

To celebrate their lives (and deaths), I've taken to creating LEGO minifigs of some of my influential saints. Yes, I know, I'm a nerd. Anyway, here's St. Bart:


Lifetime: 1st Century
Region: Galilee & Armenia
Patronages: Armenia; Cheesemongers; Plasterers; Leatherworkers (ouch!)
Iconograpy: Rolled-up scroll; Knife; His own flayed skin
Feast Day: August 24

Following Christ's ascension, St. Bartholomew (who may have also been Nathaniel from the gospel of John) traveled a ton to spread the word. Some legends have him going as far as India or Armenia, where he was martyred for converting the local monarch to Christianity. When the king's brother heard of…