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Saint Barnabas
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Apostle to Antioch and Cyprus
Born Born::Unknown, Cyprus
Died Died::61 AD, Salamis, Cyprus
Venerated in Roman Catholicism
Eastern Orthodoxy
Oriental Orthodoxy
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Major shrine Monastery of St Barnabas in Famagusta, Cyprus
Feast June 11
Attributes Pilgrim's staff; olive branch; holding the Gospel of Matthew
Patronage Cyprus, Antioch, against hailstorms, invoked as peacemaker

Barnabas (Greek: Βαρναβᾶς, Barnabas; Aramaic: בר נביא, Bar Naḇyā; "Name means::son of consolation"[1]), born Joseph (Hebrew: יוסף, Yōsēf; Greek: Ἰωσῆς, Iōsēs), was an early Christian convert and missionary. He was born of the island of Cyprus to Levite parents.


  1. Acts 4:36

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