Apostle Paul

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The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle Paul''' was not one of the Twelve [[Apostles]], but became an apostle after the [[Ascension]] of [[Jesus Christ]], being converted by him directly while on the road to Damascus.  The Church remembers St. Paul on [[June 29]].
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== Life ==
 
== Life ==
The holy, glorious, all-laudible '''Apostle Paul''' was born in Tarsus of the tribe of Benjamin and was given the name Saul. He, like the [[Apostle Barnabas]], studied under Gamaliel. He was a Pharisee and percecutor of Christians. Miraculously converted to the True Faith by [[Jesus]] Himself on the road to Damascus, St. Paul was named and numbered among the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]]. After his baptism by the [[Apostle Ananias]], St. Paul preached the [[Gospel]] from Arabia to Spain and to both Jews and Gentiles. He was called the 'Aposlte to the Gentiles'. Paul spent his new life in suffering and labor for Christ, establishing and organzing churches everywhere. He reached such a state of perfection that he was able to say to the Church at Galatia: ''not I, but Christ lives in me'' ([[Galatians]] 2:20).
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St. Paul was born in Tarsus of the tribe of Benjamin and was given the name Saul. He, like the [[Apostle Barnabas]], studied under Gamaliel. He was a Pharisee and percecutor of Christians. Miraculously converted to the True Faith by [[Jesus]] Himself on the road to Damascus, St. Paul was named and numbered among the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]]. After his baptism by the [[Apostle Ananias]], St. Paul preached the [[Gospel]] from Arabia to Spain and to both Jews and Gentiles. He was called the "Apostle to the Gentiles." Paul spent his new life in suffering and labor for Christ, establishing and organzing churches everywhere. He reached such a state of perfection that he was able to say to the Church at Galatia: ''not I, but Christ lives in me'' ([[Galatians]] 2:20).
  
 
== Martyrdom ==
 
 
St. Paul was martyred with the [[Apostle Peter]] under [[Nero]] by beheading.  
 
St. Paul was martyred with the [[Apostle Peter]] under [[Nero]] by beheading.  
 
  
 
== Letters ==
 
== Letters ==
 
The Church has canonized several of his epistles to the churches, including:
 
The Church has canonized several of his epistles to the churches, including:
 
*[[Romans]]
 
*[[Romans]]
*I & II [[Corinithians]]
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*[[I Corinthians|I]] & [[II Corinithians|II]] Corinthians
 
*[[Galatians]]
 
*[[Galatians]]
 
*[[Ephesians]]
 
*[[Ephesians]]
 
*[[Philippians]]
 
*[[Philippians]]
 
*[[Colossians]]
 
*[[Colossians]]
*I & II [[Thessalonians]]
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*[[I Thessalonians|I]] & [[II Thessalonians|II]] Thessalonians
*I & II [[Timothy]]
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*[[I Timothy|I]] & [[II Timothy|II]] Timothy
 
*[[Titus]]
 
*[[Titus]]
 
*[[Philemon]]
 
*[[Philemon]]
 
 
== Feast Day ==
 
The Church remembers St. Paul on [[June 29]]
 
 
  
 
== Source ==
 
== Source ==
St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
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*St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
  
 
[[Category:Biblical Saints]]
 
[[Category:Biblical Saints]]
 
[[Category:Martyrs]]
 
[[Category:Martyrs]]
 
[[Category:Saints]]
 
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Revision as of 05:00, August 2, 2005

The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Paul was not one of the Twelve Apostles, but became an apostle after the Ascension of Jesus Christ, being converted by him directly while on the road to Damascus. The Church remembers St. Paul on June 29.

Life

St. Paul was born in Tarsus of the tribe of Benjamin and was given the name Saul. He, like the Apostle Barnabas, studied under Gamaliel. He was a Pharisee and percecutor of Christians. Miraculously converted to the True Faith by Jesus Himself on the road to Damascus, St. Paul was named and numbered among the Twelve Great Apostles. After his baptism by the Apostle Ananias, St. Paul preached the Gospel from Arabia to Spain and to both Jews and Gentiles. He was called the "Apostle to the Gentiles." Paul spent his new life in suffering and labor for Christ, establishing and organzing churches everywhere. He reached such a state of perfection that he was able to say to the Church at Galatia: not I, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20).

St. Paul was martyred with the Apostle Peter under Nero by beheading.

Letters

The Church has canonized several of his epistles to the churches, including:

Source

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