Philip was a native of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee.
Jesus found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." Philip obeyed and a little later told Nathanael about Jesus. "Come and see," Philip said. (John 1:43-46).

This is the invitation of St Philip's Parish: "Come and see!".

Some weeks after his Resurrection, Jesus gathered his disciples and spoke to them:

"'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.' When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

"While he was going and they were gazing up towards heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, 'Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.'" (Acts 1.8-11)


Jesus' ascension into heaven, from the 'Jesus Mafa' series made by the Mafa Christians of Northern Cameroon in the 1970s.