Nicodemus

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Saunt Nicodemus
Michelangelo Pieta Firenze.jpg
Nicodemus helpin tae tak doun Jesus' bouk frae the cross (Pietà, bi Michelangelo).
Defender o Christ
Born c. 1 BC
Dee'd Judea
Veneratit in Eastren Orthodox Kirk
Roman Catholic Kirk
Oriental Orthodox Kirk
Anglicanism
Canonised Pre-Congregation
Feast 2 August (Eastern Orthodox Kirk & Byzantine Catholic Kirk)
August 3 (Roman Catholic Kirk)
Third Sunday o Pascha (Eastren Orthodox Kirk & Byzantine Catholic Kirk)
August 31 (Roman Catholic Kirk)
Attributes Pharisee
Patronage curious

Nicodemus (Greek: Νικόδημος), accordin tae the New Testament, wis a Pharisee an a member o the Sanhedrin mentioned in three places in the Gospel o John:

  • He first veesits Jesus ane nicht tae discuss Jesus' teachins (John 3:1–21).
  • The seicont time Nicodemus is mentioned, he remynds his colleagues in the Sanhedrin that the law requires that a person be hear afore bein juidged (John 7:50–51).
  • Feenally, Nicodemus appears efter the Crucifixion o Jesus tae provide the customary embaumin spices, an assists Joseph o Arimathea in preparin the bouk o Jesus for buirial (John 19:39–42).


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