Friday, 25 January 2013

The Conversion of St Paul

Today is the feast on which the Church commemorates what has traditionally been called the 'conversion' of St Paul. You can read about in it the book of Acts.

Recent New Testament scholarship has looked again at Paul, and questioned some of the settled ways of understanding him. You can listen to a good take on the conversion of Paul at the NT Pod here.

We pray today for all churches dedicated to St Paul, and especially for our own cathedral.

Today, Lord, we celebrate the conversion of Saint Paul,
  your chosen vessel for carrying your name to the whole world.
Help us to make our way towards you by following in his footsteps,
  and by witnessing to your truth before the men and women of our day.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  one God, for ever and ever.

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