Saint Paul, Chief of the Apostles

The Life of Saint Paul: He was an Ascetic Apostle, who lived Mission in its authentic form…

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Prayers

Chants to Saint Paul

Chants


Saint Paul was a great former persecutor of Christians until he was called by Christ Himself, Baptised by the Apostle Ananias, and preached Christ for the rest of his life. Converting and Baptising individuals and whole families, healing many who were sick, and suffering great persecutions for his love of Christ, Saint Paul reached the ends of the Earth, and continues to today with his Prayers and his timeless Epistles.

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Saint Paul’s Life in Iconography

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Saint Paul, with the other Apostles, was caught up by the Holy Spirit in a cloud and taken to the Most Holy Mother of God when it was time for her Blessed Dormition. He witnessed her empty Tomb and the many beautiful moments surrounding this occasion.

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“During this conversation of the Mother of God with the Holy Apostles, the chosen vessel arrived – the Holy Apostle Paul. Falling at the feet of the Most Holy Mother of God, he opened his mouth, praising and blessing her: ‘Rejoice,’ said the Holy Apostle, ‘Mother of my life and my preaching! If before the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ I was not able to enjoy the sight of His face here on Earth, yet gazing now on thee, I think that I see Him.'”


Through the Holy Spirit, Saint Paul guided Saint John Chrysostom to understand the great depths of Holy Scripture.

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Icons

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Below is an Icon of Saint Paul together with Saint Cosmas of Aitolia.

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Below is an Icon of Saint Paul together with Saint Peter and Saint Paisios the Athonite.