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apostle pitcher

Apostle

[uh-pos-uhl]
An apostle is a messenger and ambassador.

Apostle and apostles may also refer to:

In religion:

  • The Twelve Apostles, 12 of Jesus' disciples chosen by him and given "the Great Commission"
  • The Seventy Disciples, referred to as Seventy Apostles by the Orthodox Church
  • Apostle (Latter Day Saints), a position within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement
  • Chief Apostle, highest minister in the New Apostolic Church
  • Rasul, Islamic prophet or messenger, sometimes translated "apostle" (Muhammad is known as Rasūlullāh, "Apostle of God")

In art and entertainment:

Elsewhere:

  • Cambridge Apostles, a secret society at the University of Cambridge
  • Apostle Plant, the Neomarica genus of plants, which closely resemble irises
  • The Squad (IRA unit) also known as the Twelve Apostles, an Irish Republican Army unit founded by Michael Collins

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