Martyrologium Project: St. Paul

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Yesterday, I posted about St.s Peter and Paul mentioning that each had their own commemoration day. In Loehe’s Marthrologium, he has the commemoration of Saint Paul for today instead of in January. January 25 being the conversion of Paul as tradition holds it. I am not sure as to why Loehe chose to commemorate Paul today instead of on January 25.

Saint Paul is probably one of the most well know saints and writers of Christianity. He is remembered as Saul the persecutor of Christians. Caught up in zeal to eliminate heresy, Paul headed toward Damascus to deliver important documents granting him the right to arrest any followers of Jesus. While on his way Paul was confronted by Christ himself. One can read the account here. After his conversion, Saul became Paul and went on to become an Apostle of Christ. He would also go from being the persecutor to the persecuted. Recalling yesterday, one will remember that Paul was beheaded in Rome during Nero’s persecution.

Let us commemorate Saint Paul with a prayer:

Almighty God, who didst give Thy servant Paul, boldness to confess the Name of our Savior Jesus Christ before the rulers of the world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we likewise may ever be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer gladly for His sake; through the same, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Prayer is public domain, but is quoted from the Brotherhood Prayer Book.

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