What happened to Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea?
Here it was that Joseph of Arimathea, a noble senator, cut out of a rock that was in his garden, a place of interment, in which he, together with Nicodemus, the blessed Mary, and other women, buried form the cross by consent of Pilate, the body of Jesus, which they had wrapped up in fine linen, perfumed with myrrh and …
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Why is Joseph of Arimathea the patron saint of funeral directors?
With Pilate’s permission, Joseph recovered the Body of Jesus, prepared him for burial and laid his remains to rest in his own tomb. He did this as the apostles of Jesus were in hiding. This act is the reason St Joseph of Arimathea is considered the patron saint of Funeral Directors and Morticians.
Was Joseph of Arimathea the uncle of Jesus?
In the 19th century, a popular West Country folk tale claimed that Christ had visited Britain with his great uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, in pursuit of the tin trade.
Where is the body of St Joseph?
The bones of Joseph, which the Children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, were buried in Shechem in a parcel of land Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor, father of Shechem, for a hundred pieces of silver (qeśîṭâ). Joshua 24:32. The Bible does not identify a specific site in Shechem where his bones were laid to rest.