ST. MATTHEW Was martyred in a city in Ethiopia. 

St. Mark was dragged through the streets of Alexandria, in Egypt, till he expired. 

St. John, after having been put into a caldron of boiling oil at Rome, and receiving no hurt, died a natural death at Ephesus, in Asia. 

St. Peter was crucified at Rome, and, according to his request, with his head downward, thinking himself unworthy to die in the posture in which his Lord had died. 

St. James the Great, was beheaded at Jerusalem. 

St. James the Less was thrown from a pinnacle of the temple and beaten to death with clubs. 

St. Philip was hanged against a pillar at Hierapolis, a city in Phrygia, till he expired. 

St. Thomas was pierced through the body with a lance, at Corarandel, in the East Indies. 

St. Jude was shot to death with arrows. 

St. Simon, the zealot, was crucified in Persia. 

St. Matthias was first stoned and afterward beheaded. 

St. Barnabas was stoned to death by the Jews at Salamais. 

St. Paul, the great teacher of the Gentiles, was beheaded at Rome by the tyrant Nero. 

Such was the fate of the first preachers of the gospel of peace, according to the best accounts we have of their end, and truly they were "sent forth as sheep among wolves."