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Joseph of Arimathea, St

Syllabification: Jo·seph of Ar·i·ma·the·a, St
Pronunciation: /ˌarəməˈTHēə
 
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Definition of Joseph of Arimathea, St in English:

A member of the council at Jerusalem who, after the Crucifixion, asked Pilate for Jesus' body, which he buried. He is also known from the medieval story that he came to England with the Holy Grail and built the first church at Glastonbury. Feast day, 17 March.

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