Book of Saints – Joseph of Arimathea

[Saint Joseph of Arimathea]Article

(Saint) (March 17) (1st century) Holy Scripture tells us of the part this holy man, “a noble councillor” (Mark 15:43) took in the Burial of the Body of Our Blessed Lord. Various traditions present him to us as having lived to be over eighty years of age, and as having preached the Gospel in various countries. That which makes of him the First Apostle of the Britons and Founder of Glastonbury has little evidence to support it, though the choice of him for Patron Saint of the church existing there from time immemorial still awaits explanation.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Joseph of Arimathea”. Book of Saints, 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 November 2013. Web. 18 April 2014. <>