Early Christian apostle and missionary (c. AD 5 - c. AD 64/67)
Fr. Mike unpacks the events in Acts 16, describing Paul's trust in the Lord as God frees him from prison. He connects St. Paul's conversation about spiritual gifts to the well-known “love” chapter in 1 Corinthians, explaining how love and donation of self gives purpose to the spiritual gifts. Today's readings are Acts 16, 1 Corinthians 13-14, and Proverbs 28:13-15. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Saint Stephen the New Martyr or Stephen the Younger ( Nov 28 )Reference materials for this episode: https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2023/11/28/103412-monastic-martyr-and-confessor-stephen-the-new - life of St Stephen the Newhttps://christianhistoryinstitute.org/study/module/john-of-damascus - St John of Damascus on iconsScripture citations for this episode:Baruch 3:37 - prophesy of Christ appearing to men, mentioned in St John's quotationMatthew 17:1-13 - The Transfiguration of Christ on Mount TaborMatthew 22:23-33 - God is of the living, not the deadJohn 20:24-29 - St Thomas touches Jesus' physical woundsJohn 21:1-14 - The resurrected Jesus eats with His disciplesActs 6 & 7 - St Stephen the protomartyr, not the subject of this episode1 Corinthians 15:12-19 - St Paul's affirmation of the bodily resurrection of Christ & all humanityThis episode is a joint production of Paradosis Pavilion & Generative soundsAll music in this (& every) episode of The Christian Saints Podcast is a production of Generative SoundsParadosis Pavilion - https://youtube.com/@paradosispavilion9555Generative Sounds - https://generativesoundsjjm.bandcamp.comhttps://www.instagram.com/christiansaintspodcasthttps://twitter.com/podcast_saintshttps://www.facebook.com/christiansaintspodcastIconographic images used by kind permission of Nicholas Papas, who controls distribution rights of these imagesPrints of all of Nick's work can be found at Saint Demetrius Press - http://www.saintdemetriuspress.comDistribution rights of this episode & all music contained in it are controlled by Generative SoundsCopyright 2021 - 2023
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Dave was joined by Kathy Ross, event planner for Xcel Energy Center, chatting about the numerous concerts and guests she organized and attended, but Dave also wanted to know her first concert story!Sponsored by Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/), Star Bank (https://starbank.net), UCare (https://www.ucare.org/) Propane Association (https://www.propane.com) - and is recorded in the Aquarius Home Services Studio!Chanhassen Dinner Theatre (https://chanhassendt.com)
Bishop Arun Arora and Canon Paula Gooder share their passion for Advent, explore why Advent is the season for a ‘spiritual MOT', and also reflect on some of the inspiring stories of faith, from Stormzy to Santa, in his new Advent book 'Stick With Love'. They talk about the difficult questions to be faced about unanswered prayer, finding hope instead of despair in a deeply troubled world, and why stories are essential in the life of faith. The Rt Revd Arun Arora is the Bishop of Kirkstall in the Diocese of Leeds, having previously served as Vicar of St Nics, Durham, and before that as Director of Communications of the Archbishops' Council of the Church of England. His new book 'Stick with Love; Rejoicing in Every Tongue, Every Tribe, Every Nation' is The Archbishop of York's Advent for Book 2023. Dr Paula Gooder is Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, a distinguished New Testament scholar and the author of numerous popular and academic books including her Advent books 'The Meaning is in the Waiting' and 'Journey to the Manger'.
Sr. Amanda Marie Detry from the Daughters Of St. Paul joins the show to share the dates of their upcoming Christmas concert. Adam and Brock Martin discuss the upcoming SEEK conference. For more information about Covenant Network, visit our website at www.OurCatholicRadio.org.
Here we go again.... Kind of a new thing I'm doing but getting content at my security job seems to have y'all attention. We had to throw a guy out because he got to drunk and was asking ppl if they wanted to fight. That's when things got interesting... Come catch these waves
Happy Thanksgiving! Today Dave brought back some great concert stories for you to revisit! With Tim Pawlenty, Tim Mauer and John Maher...Sponsored by Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/), Star Bank (https://starbank.net), UCare (https://www.ucare.org/) Propane Association (https://www.propane.com) - and is recorded in the Aquarius Home Services Studio!Chanhassen Dinner Theatre (https://chanhassendt.com)
In this episode, we reflect on the words of Jesus in John 6:25 - 70, and build on the foundation of God's own example of humility demonstrated in the Person of Jesus Christ (discussed in the previous episode). St Paul reminds us, "Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus." With that, he roots this encouragement in the example of the Lord's own humility. What does humility have to do with the Eucharist? How do we become one with Christ in the Eucharist? How do we live a Eucharistic life of humility? What should this "Eucharistic life of humility" look like? Listen to find out! Philippians 2:1-11 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 1 Corinthians 13:4 - 7 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Stay With Me - Prayer of St Padre Pio Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You. Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that I may not fall so often. Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life, and without You, I am without fervor. Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light, and without You, I am in darkness. Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will. Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You. Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You very much, and always be in Your company. Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You. Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of love. Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You. It is getting late and death approaches, I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile! Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all it's dangers. I need You. Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart. Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, if not by communion, at least by grace and love. Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it, but the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You! Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more. With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity. Amen Who are "Fred and Kara?" Find out by visiting our home page. (https://www.drawnear.me/) Join the Draw Near Community Space on Suscipe.co (https://community.suscipe.co/share/M1CQceCQ6cMeBTIB?utm_source=manual) Click here (https://www.drawnear.me/donate) to become a supporter/patron! "Like" and follow us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/fredandkara) You can even find us on Twitter. (https://twitter.com/fredandkara) Book Fred and/or Kara to speak by visiting the Draw Near "booking page (https://www.drawnear.me/booking)." Like our podcast? Hit that “subscribe” button AND the notification button/bell to know when new episodes are posted! Give us a rating! Leave a review! Tell your friends! Even more, pray for us! Draw Near Theme © Fred Shellabarger & Kara Kardell My Lord & My God Theme: Original Music © Fred Shellabarger & Kara Kardell; Arranged and Performed by Paul Ching
In this episode, St. Paul Planning Director Luis Pereira, talks to F&C reporter Dan Netter about the process of preparing for the city's new zoning ordinance and what kinds of changes to expect in the capital's housing stock.
Join your hosts April Botta, Lynne Macolini, and Whitney Mattox as we embark on a thrilling expedition cruise through the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska. In this special two-part series, we're thrilled to have Susan Snyder, an Independent Travel Advisor with Coasters & Castles Travel, sharing her unforgettable 18-night journey aboard Hurtigruten.
rWotD Episode 2392: Sosipater.Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.The random article for Tuesday, 21 November 2023 is Sosipater.Sosipater (Greek: Σωσίπατρος) is a person mentioned in the New Testament, in Romans 16:21. He is probably the same person as Sopater mentioned in Acts 20:4.In church tradition, he is known as Sosipater of Iconium, and is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. St. Sosipater's feast days are on April 28 (Slavic tradition), or 29 (Greek tradition) with St. Jason; November 10 with saints Erastus, Olympas, Herodian, Quartus and Tertius; and January 4 with the Seventy. According to Latin tradition, the disciple of St Paul the Apostle died on the 25th of June in Beroea.This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:06 UTC on Tuesday, 21 November 2023.For the full current version of the article, see Sosipater on Wikipedia.This podcast uses content from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.Visit our archives at wikioftheday.com and subscribe to stay updated on new episodes.Follow us on Mastodon at @email@example.com.Also check out Curmudgeon's Corner, a current events podcast.Until next time, I'm Kendra Neural.
David Torkington is a Spiritual Theologian, Author, Lecturer and Broadcaster who specializes in Prayer, Christian Spirituality and Mystical Theology. For the past fifty years he has been communicating to his audience his profound love of the traditional and authentic Mystical and Biblical Theology that has inspired all his writings on prayer. During his twelve year s as Director of a London Retreat and Conference Centre , followed by his tenure as the Dean of Studies at the Nation al Catholic Radio and Television Centre in London , he gained direct experience of the decline in the moral and spiritual life of the Church. After lecturing on Mystical theology at the invitation of the Angelicum, the Dominican University in Rome , he has spent the rest of his life trying to inspire Catholics with the truth. That is to return without delay to the profound contemplative spirituality bequeathed to the early Church by Jesus Christ himself and its development from St Paul , to St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross. He has written ten books on prayer and the spiritual life, some of which have been translated into thirteen languages. Resources Mentioned Website: https://davidtorkington.com FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidJohnTorkington Twitter: https://twitter.com/DTorkington
Join us for Sunday worship at 10:30AM 225 Cleveland Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105Adult Formation and KidsLife Classes (Ages 2 - 12th Grade) at 9:15AM Sunday worship is also streamed live via Zoom. The link to the stream may be found on our website (linked below). Church Website: https://citylifetc.org/Denomination Website: https://pcanet.org/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citylifetc
Minnesota's vibrant Hmong community is gearing up for one of the biggest celebrations of the year, Hmong New Year. Thousands will gather for the two-day celebration this weekend at the St. Paul River Centre. This weekend will mark the 43rd year of the event in St. Paul. Khou Yang works for the United Hmong Family Organization which helps put on the New Year festivities each year. She joined MPR News host Cathy Wurzer to talk about this year's festivities.
Philippa opens up the topic of Sabbath this week. Streamed live at St Paul's Shadwell on Sunday, 19 November 2023. Join us as we gather to worship together every Sunday from 10am. Discover more at sps.church/sundays We hope you're encouraged by this sermon. For all the latest updates follow us on Social Media or check out sps.church #spschurch #towerhamlets #eastlondon Media Channels sps.church/instagram sps.church/facebook sps.church/twitter sps.church/itunes sps.church/spotify sps.church/youtube
Palestinian protest Sunday in St Paul went unreported. Your odds of car theft in Mpls are stronger than you think. Mpls Teachers Union endores Palestine. Johnny Heidt with guitar news. Heard On The Show: Supreme Court rejects Chauvin's appeal of state conviction in Floyd's murder Jewish Community Relations Council calls Minneapolis teachers union resolution ‘antisemitic' Death toll in Gaza climbs to 13,300 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
And entering in, he walked through Jericho.Et ingressus perambulabat Jericho. 2 And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who was the chief of the publicans, and he was rich.Et ecce vir nomine Zachaeus : et hic princeps erat publicanorum, et ipse dives : 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was, and he could not for the crowd, because he was low of stature.et quaerebat videre Jesum, quis esset : et non poterat prae turba, quia statura pusillus erat. 4 And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he might see him; for he was to pass that way.Et praecurrens ascendit in arborem sycomorum ut videret eum : quia inde erat transiturus. 5 And when Jesus was come to the place, looking up, he saw him, and said to him: Zacheus, make haste and come down; for this day I must abide in thy house.Et cum venisset ad locum, suspiciens Jesus vidit illum, et dixit ad eum : Zachaee, festinans descende : quia hodie in domo tua oportet me manere. 6 And he made haste and came down; and received him with joy.Et festinans descendit, et excepit illum gaudens. 7 And when all saw it, they murmured, saying, that he was gone to be a guest with a man that was a sinner.Et cum viderent omnes, murmurabant, dicentes quod ad hominem peccatorem divertisset. 8 But Zacheus standing, said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wronged any man of any thing, I restore him fourfold.Stans autem Zachaeus, dixit ad Dominum : Ecce dimidium bonorum meorum, Domine, do pauperibus : et si quid aliquem defraudavi, reddo quadruplum. 9 Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.Ait Jesus ad eum : Quia hodie salus domui huic facta est : eo quod et ipse filius sit Abrahae. 10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.Venit enim Filius hominis quaerere, et salvum facere quod perierat. The two Basilicas, of St Peter on Vatical Hill and of St Paul without the Walls, on the Ostian Way, were erected by Constantine on the site of the martrydom of these Apostles. They were consecrated by St Sylvester on November 18 A.D. 325.
This week Dave chatted with WCCO morning news radio host Vineeta Sawkar. The two chatted about her first concert Journey, the love for metal bands like Metallica and Megadeth and much more! Sponsored by Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/), Star Bank (https://starbank.net), UCare (https://www.ucare.org/) Propane Association (https://www.propane.com) - and is recorded in the Aquarius Home Services Studio!Chanhassen Dinner Theatre (https://chanhassendt.com)
Wednesday marks St. Paul Police Chief Axel Henry's one year anniversary on the job. He joined MPR News guest host Catharine Richert to talk about unforeseen challenges, depleting staff levels, hiring solutions, and how he's addressing gun violence and school violence.
We begin our dive into the eighth commandment: “You shall not bear false witness.” The Catechism defines truth, identifies the importance of truth, and reflects on martyrdom. Fr. Mike unpacks all of this information and reminds us that our duty as Christians is to live in the truth and bear witness to the truth in what we say and how we act. Today's readings are Catechism paragraphs 2464-2474. This episode has been found to be in conformity with the Catechism by the Institute on the Catechism, under the Subcommittee on the Catechism, USCCB. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/ciy Please note: The Catechism of the Catholic Church contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
The Minnesota Hospital Association says many of the state's health systems are losing money at a growing clip. And St. Paul's history-making city council made of all women — and many of diverse backgrounds — is official.This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister.
Hear about sightseeing in the island nation of Malta as the Amateur Traveler talks to Michelle and Nikki from cheekypassports.com about their native country. https://amateurtraveler.com/sightseeing-in-malta/ They say, “The island is small and that has its restrictions but it's also a nice thing to have because you can visit and do a lot of activities in a short span. Nowhere is more than 15 minutes by car. The island is maybe 27 kilometers about 17 miles long and barely 14 kilometers wide. There is a lot of history and culture in Malta. There are small villages you can visit. There are large fortified towns. Visitors usually like the historic aspect of Malta. There are some of the oldest free-standing temples in the world. It is a pleasant island. There are the beaches. There's a lot to do in Malta despite its size.” Michelle and Nikki lay out a one-week itinerary for us. They start us in the small capital city of Valletta (only 5,000 people). Many of the buildings in Valletta were built by the Knights of the Order of St John (Knights Hospitaller). Not surprisingly, therefore, the largest church in Valletta is Saint John's Cathedral. St John's has a rather plain exterior which hides an ornate interior. Valletta shares the Great Harbor with the Three Cities of Birgu (Vittoriosa), Senglea (Isla), and Bormla (Cospicua) which are also fortified cities. The harbor itself dates back to the Phoenicians. Get a great view of the harbor from the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. They recommend a visit to the “quiet city” of Mdina and its sister city of Rabat which is riddled with the underground catacombs of St Paul. St Paul spent some time on the island and brought Christianity to Malta which almost has a church for every day of the year. They recommend checking the local tourism board calendar for when the various churches are having festivals and planning your trip to attend some, if only to see the pageantry and sometimes the fireworks. Stop by one of the small fishing villages like Marsaxlokk for fresh seafood right off the boat. In the cooler winter months, visit the western shore of the island and the Dingli Cliffs. The western shore of the island is less built-up and better for hiking. Make a side trip to the island of Gozo which is “more quaint” than the main island. While you are there you should make a visit to the Ġgantija megalithic temple. In the center of Gozo you will find the Cittadella which is a small fortified “city”. Some of the best diving spots are on Gozo such as the Azure Window. For a relaxing day, off-season, charter a boat or take a ferry to the Blue Lagoon on the mostly uninhabited island of Comino. There is much to do, see, and eat in Malta. Come see why so many nations have wanted to pocess Malta over so many years.
A couple of St. Paul City Council races could see a final winner Friday. Ballots cast this week in Ward 1 and Ward 7 will be reallocated through the ranked choice voting process Friday. A reallocation in Ward 3 will happen Monday.This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Music by Gary Meister.
St. Paul spends a long time greeting people by name at the end of the letter to the Romans which is a sign of the heart that we should each have in affection for the Christian community. But also, the long goodbye should be something we employ in our prayer every so often of not running away as soon as the time sounds but out of love stalling on our way out.
The St. Paul Center's daily scripture reflections from the Mass for the Memorial of Pope St. Leo the Great by Dr. John Bergsma. Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor Obligatory Memorial First Reading: Romans 15: 14-21 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 98: 1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 Alleluia: First John 2: 5 Gospel: Luke 16: 1-8 Learn more about the Mass at www.stpaulcenter.com
This week Dave chatted with pianist, composer and arranger Ady Yeshaya (Prince, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston) about his first concert attendance in his native Israel with his parent, working with Prince and Aretha and much more! This is the 16th episode of the MN Music History series!Sponsored by Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/), Star Bank (https://starbank.net), UCare (https://www.ucare.org/) Propane Association (https://www.propane.com) - and is recorded in the Aquarius Home Services Studio!Chanhassen Dinner Theater (https://chanhassendt.com)
‘One sometimes finds what one is not looking for…' Undoubtedly one of the greatest in a pantheon of great Scots is Sir Alexander Fleming, whose discovery of penicillin in 1928 revolutionised medicine, and has saved millions of lives. Today, a memorial plaque in the Crypt of St Paul's marks the place where his ashes were laid to rest. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.
City councils in both Mpls and St Paul are further left than they were one week ago. The Federal Health and Human Services Dept. is mandating correct pronoun use. We are not a serious country. Johnny Heidt with guitar news. Heard On The Show: Renovations to be made to MSP's Terminal 1 DFL state Sen. Kelly Morrison to run for Minnesota congressional seat held by Dean Phillips Israel agrees to 4-hour daily pauses in Gaza fighting to allow civilians to flee, White House says Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Catechism continues on with other offenses against the dignity of marriage and concludes our look at the sixth commandment. Polygamy, incest, sexual abuse, and free union are reviewed in detail. Fr. Mike highlights that these sins are grave, but God gives hope to all of us experiencing wounds or guilt. We have the opportunity to change in order to live in accordance with the Gospel. Today's readings are Catechism paragraphs 2387-2400. This episode has been found to be in conformity with the Catechism by the Institute on the Catechism, under the Subcommittee on the Catechism, USCCB. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/ciy Please note: The Catechism of the Catholic Church contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
In today's episode, Sr. Orianne Pietra René and Sr. Julie Benedicta are joined by Sr. Bethany for a conversation about how we hear the Holy Spirit in our daily lives and how to come to trust that it's really God that we're hearing. They also spend some time appreciating St. Paul and his willingness to listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Picture for a moment, the transformative encounter of St. Paul with Christ after the resurrection. How do you imagine this event not only altered St. Paul's life, but also provided insights into the inevitable finale of life - death? Join us on this enlightening exploration as we navigate the theological teachings of St John Paul II's theology of the body, Audience # 70. Our discussion also embraces Jesus' words about the resurrection of the body and explores how marriage symbolizes eternal union and communion with God.We reflect on the immense power of resurrection and its life-changing effects on our existence, as elucidated in St. Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 15:42-46. This episode underscores the extraordinary measure of God's love that unfolds through the resurrection, calling us back into His divine love story.We close this enlightening discourse by exploring the power and practice of prayer and contemplation in achieving a closer proximity to the mystery of redemption. Listen as we unravel how the Holy Spirit intercedes for us in our weaker moments, and how we can experience the Spirit's vibration through prayer. We also delve into how temptation can serve as an invitation to prayer, and how love can manifest through our daily actions. Morning Prayer: O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this dayfor all the intentions of your Sacred Heart,in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world,for the salvation of souls, the reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians,and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month.AmenFor more information please go to our website: jp2renew.orgPlease consider being a Sponsor! "The future of humanity passes by way of the family"--John Paul II.Please send donations to support our work to:John Paul II Renewal Center902 S Randall RoadSTE C #296St. Charles, IL. 60174Support the show Don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter!! JPll Renewal Center email listSupport the show
Brittany's Random Thoughts: Another bear story, but this time it involves fast food delivery! Comedian Jeff Pfoser joins the show to talk about his upcoming show St. Paul Comedy All-Stars on November 8th at the Laugh Camp, located on Robert Street in the heart of downtown St Paul. Hollywood Speak! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We all know that leadership is about vision and passion but sometimes we forget that if no one is following us we're not leading anyone. In truth the test of a good leader includes their ability to engender their spirit in their followers. And few people were better at this than St. Paul. In many of his writings, especially his letters to Titus and Timothy, we have a valuable lesson of how a Christian passes their inner fire to their followers. A lesson our Christian leaders can use today.
A native of Thessalonica, he rose from secretary to Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople (commemorated August 30), to deacon, then succeeded St Alexander as Patriarch around 337. For his virtue and his zeal for Orthodoxy he was hated by the Arians, who were still powerful in the Empire. The Arian Emperor Constantius, learning of Paul's election, exiled him and made the Arian Eusebius Patriarch in his place. St Paul went to Rome, where he joined St Athanasius the Great in exile. Furnished with letters from Pope Julius, he was able to ascend the Patriarchal throne once again upon the death of Eusebius. But once again the Arians were able to put one of their party on the Patriarchal throne: Macedonius, who even went beyond the Arian heresy and denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit. Once again the legitimate, Orthodox Patriarch found himself in exile in Rome. In succeeding years St Paul stood firm for Orthodoxy while complex political and military intrigues swirled around him, with the Orthodox Constans, Emperor of the West (and Constantius' brother) supporting him while Constantius continued to oppose him. For a time Constans was able to enforce Paul's place on the Patriarchal throne, but when he died, Constantius banished St Paul to Cucusus on the Black Sea. There, while he was celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the house where he was kept prisoner, the Arians strangled him with his own omophorion. His relics were brought back to Constantinople by the Emperor Theodosius the Great.
Fr. Patrick preached this homily on November 5, 2023 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Wadsworth, OH. The Sunday readings are from Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10, Ps 131:1, 2, 3, 1 Thes 2:7b-9, 13 & Mt 23:1-12.
St. Paul expresses his profound grief that his own people have not embraced Jesus as the messiah who fulfills salvation history. November 3, 2023 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com