The Apostle Simon the Zealot is traditionally regarded as the bridegroom at the Wedding of Cana, where Christ performed His first miracle. After witnessing this, he became a zealous follower of Christ. After Pentecost, he traveled throughout Europe to preach, and ended his life in martyrdom by crucifixion.
His feast is celebrated on May 10, and again on June 30 with the Twelve Apostles. In the West he is celebrated on October 28, and by the Copts on November 5.