Handmade Orthodox Icon Twelve Apostoles carved frame in natural wood, Hagiography of Byzantine art. Buy Online.
The apostles were God’s messengers, his ambassadors. The term apostle denotes any messenger who comes to fulfill a specific mission and in the case of the 12 apostles they were God’s chosen ones who acted as messengers, his representatives in the world to spread his message and call all people to God , Christians and non-Christians. The 12 disciples of Jesus were called apostles and we learn about them through the New Testament.