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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 24: Paul Speaking to the Rioters

Acts 21:37 – 22:21 As the soldiers were about the take Paul into he barracks, he asked the commander, “May I say something to you?” “Do you speak Greek?” he replied.  “Aren’t you the Eqyptian who started a revolt and … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 23: Riot at the Temple

Acts 21:27-32 When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple.  They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, shouting, “Men of Israel, help us! This is the man … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 22: Paul and James in Jerusalem

Acts 21:17 – 26 When Paul arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers received us warmly.  The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present.  Paul greeted them and reported in detail … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 21: Prophacy of Agabus

Acts 21:7 – 14 We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for a day.  Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 20: Paul Leaves for Miletus

Acts 20:13 – 38 We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul aboard.  When he met us at Assos, we took him aboard and went on to Mitylene.  The next … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 19: Resurrection of Eutychus

Acts 20:7 – 12 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread.  Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.  There were many lamps … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 18: Ephesians Burning of Magic Scrolls

Acts 19:1 – 20 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus.  There he found some disciples and asked the, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 17: Paul in Corinth

Acts 18:1 – 8 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.  There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all the … Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 11: Stoning of Paul at Lystra

Acts 14:19 – 20 Then some of the Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over.  They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.  But, after the disciples had gathered around him, … Continue reading

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Building a Roman Church, The Baldacchino, Altar and Relics

Easter seems to be a good date on which to discuss the heart of the Roman Church, the altar and the structures that surround it.  At the crossing point of the nave/apse and transept, directly under the dome, is the … Continue reading

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