Saint Joseph Barsabas

Also known as

  • Barsabbas
  • Joseph Basassas
  • Joseph Justus
  • Joseph of Barsabas
  • Joseph the Just
  • Justus



A disciple of Jesus. Mentioned in Acts as the other candidate for the 12th Apostle’s position, the one vacated by Judas Iscariot. The lot fell to Saint Matthias.




Additional Information


“It is necessary that one of the men who accompanied us the whole time the Lord Jesus came and went among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day on which he was taken up from us, become with us a witness to his resurrection.” So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this apostolic ministry from which Judas turned away to go to his own place.” Then they gave lots to them, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was counted with the eleven apostles. – Acts 1:21-26

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Joseph Barsabas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 July 2021. Web. 23 January 2022. <>