29 June 2009

Ah, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul...

...it always makes me think I should be at the Abby with Brother Cadfael since the great fair takes place during these days!

And what joy today in the publication of this ancient fresco of St. Paul, the oldest depiction of the saint known to date:

You can read a bit of the story here. HT: Father Hollywood.

The Hymn of the Day from the Treasury for today absolutely nails the Church's conviction:

O God, these two apostles
Reached life through martyrdom.

Neither St. Peter's crucifixion nor St. Paul's beheading ended their lives. Silly as it sounds to the world this is our conviction: that in Christ they'd been given a life that death could not rob them of. "And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die." St. Peter and St. Paul are not long gone from us. We worship with them every week as we gather with them before the throne of the Lamb and give to Him all glory for His gracious love for us!

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