Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Commemoration Of Saint Paul. Apostle. Today, 30 June.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Commemoration of Saint Paul.
Apostle.

Greater-Double.

Red Vestments.



Saint Paul.
Artist: Bartolomeo Montagna (1450–1523).
Date: 1482.
Current location: Museo Poldi Pezzoli,
Milan, Italy.
Author: Bartolomeo Montagna (1450–1523).
(Wikimedia Commons)


"The Tiber, on entering Rome," writes an ancient poet, "salutes the Basilica of Saint Peter and, on leaving it, that of Saint Paul. The Heavenly Door-Keeper has built his Sacred abode at the Gates of The Eternal City, which is an image of Heaven. On the opposite side, the ramparts of the City are protected by Paul's Portico: Rome is between the two."

With Peter, the new Moses, leader of the new Israel, is associated Paul, the new Aaron, more eloquent than the first, chosen in his mother's womb to announce to the Gentiles the riches of the Grace of Christ (Collect, Gradual, Epistle).

Commemoration of Saint Peter.
Commemoration of Saint John the Baptist.




English: Conversion of Saul on the way to Damascus.
Polski: Nawrócenie w drodze do Damaszku.
Artist: Caravaggio (1571–1610).
Date: Circa 1600.
Current location: Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome, Italy.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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