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Simon: the Saints
St. Simon the Apostle
The name of Simon occurs in all the passages of the Gospel and Acts,
in which a list of the Apostles is given. To distinguish him from St.
Peter he is called (Matthew 10:4; Mark 3:18) Kananaios, or Kananites,
and Zelotes (Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13). Both surnames have the same signification
and are a translation of the Hebrew qana (the Zealous). The name does
not signify that he belonged to the party of Zealots, but that he had
zeal for the Jewish law, which he practised before his call. Jerome
and others wrongly assumed that Kana was his native place; were this
so, he should have been called Kanaios. The Greeks, Copts, and Ethiopians
identify him with Nathanael of Cana; the first-mentioned also identify
him with the bridegroom of the marriage of Cana, while in the "Chronicon
paschale" and elsewhere he is identified with Simon Clopas.
|key text: This is
the page for the name of SIMON from the website
RedSimon which is
a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Simeon, Simone, and Simonette are also considered
There are also notes on Simon the Apostle
and on St. Simon the Stylites
and St. Simon the Zealot
as well as places called Simon