Where are they buried?

So this is a thread where every once in a while, a Church father (or mother) we venerate would be known where his (or her) body is.  This way, someone travels somewhere, one can refer to this thread for reference to take a blessing.  I am not looking for accuracy or authenticity of the body, just what custom says, and we'll leave the decision to venerate to your discretion of faith.

Let's start with the 12 Apostles.

St. Peter--St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome, Italy
St. Simon the Zealot--(same, also the Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse, France) 
St. Jude (same, also the Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse, France)
St. Bartholemew--St. Bartholemew's Basilica, Tiber Island, Rome, Italy, also in Frankfurt Cathedral, Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England 
St. Matthew--Salerno Cathedral, Salerno, Italy
St. James son of Alphaeus--Santi Apostoli, Rome, Italy
St. Philip (same) (original first century tomb in Heirapolis, Turkey has been found recently; of course, it's empty)
St. James, son of Zebedee--Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, also the Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse, France
St. Andrew--the Basilica of St Andrew in Patras, Greece; the Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Amalfi, Italy; St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland; and the Church of St Andrew and St Albert, Warsaw, Poland
St. Thomas--Cathedral of St. Thomas the Apostle, Ortona, Italy; Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Patmos, Greece; and San Thome Basilica, Chennai, Mylapore, India
St. Matthias--Abbey of St. Matthias, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and maybe the Gonio (Asparos) Fortress, Adjara, Georgia
St. John--nowhere to be found; some claim the Basilica of St. John, Ephesus, Turkey is where he was buried but others claim his body was assumed like the Theotokos

In Italy alone, there exists relics of 9 Apostles, 3 in France (same Cathedral), 2 in Germany, 2 in Greece, and one each in England, Spain, Scotland, Poland, and India

Also St. Paul--Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy


  • saint john and saint mark - my church (i assume very small pieces).
    must be in other churches too...
  • Is it okay if you name the church and location and specify which John? :)
  • That's not fair, Catholics have a monopoly on the 12 Apostle's relics
  • St. John the Baptist and Forerunner (Brace yourselves)
    • Nabi Yehya Mosque, Sebastia, West Bank (believed to be the original burial place, but a good possibility of it being empty; along with this tomb, there is also the tombs of Obadiah and Elisha)
    • Cetinje Monastery, Montenegro, Serbia (right hand portion)
    • Dionysiou Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece (right hand portion)
    • Deir Abu Maqar, Wadi Natrun, Egypt (along with relics of Elisha the Prophet)
    • St. Cyril and St. Methodius Church, Sozopol, Bulgaria (a reliquary with fragments of a skull, knuckle, tooth, rib, and ulna were found in Sveti Ivan Island off of Sozopol in 2010 in ancient ruins of a fifth century monastery; radiocarbon and DNA testing of the knuckle bone conclude that the knuckle bone was of a first century Jewish male)
    • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA (finger)
    • Skull of St. John:
      • San Silvestro in Capita, Rome, Italy
      • Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
      • Amiens Cathedral, Amiens, France (reliquary where the head used to be, but the head is not there anymore)
      • Romanian Skete Prodromas, Holy Mountain Athos, Greece (also has relics of St. Martyr Trifon, St. Archdeacon Stephen, St. Matthew the Evangelist [so this can be added to the list of Apostles' relics], St. Barbara, St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory the Theologian, St. Charalampus, and Saints Cosmas and Damian)
      • Residenz Museum, Munich, Germany
      • Topkapi Palace, Instanbul, Turkey (also housing his arms)
    St. Mark the Evangelist
    • San Marco Cathedral, Venice, Italy
    • St. Mark's Cathedral, Mahatet el-Ramleh, Alexandria, Egypt
    • St. Mark's Cathedral, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt

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