Holy Apostle Zacchaeus

zacchaeus-athanasius-meteora.jpg The holy Apostle Zacchaeus was a rich publican at Jericho. Since he was short of stature, he climbed a sycamore tree in order to see the Savior passing by. After the Ascension of the Lord, St Zacchaeus accompanied St Peter on his travels. Tradition says he became the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine, where he died in peace.

The Gospel describing Zacchaeus’s encounter with Christ is Luke 19:1-10.

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