Sunday, August 12, 2007

Saint for August 3

Saint Nicodemus

He was a member of the Sanhedrin in Israel during the life of Jesus and was a secret disciple of Christ, meeting Him at night to avoid the other members of the Sanhedrin who opposed it. He eventually reminded them that Jesus had a right to a hearing. He also helped Saint Joseph of Arimathea place the body of Jesus inside the tomb. It is said that he is a martyr, but no details have survived.

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