Friday, June 29, 2007

St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles

Today we commemorate the martyrdoms of the apostles Peter and Paul. The Church has traditionally commemorated saints on the day of their "heavenly" birthday rather than the day of their birth on this earth. Thus commemorations of saints often fall on the day they died and entered into eternal glory in heaven. Paul was most likely martyred in Rome and tradition holds that Peter was crucified upside down. Much of the work God did through these men is recorded in the book of Acts, which chronicles the beginning and spread of Christianity.

1 comment:

David Contra Mundum said...

May God raise up more Peters and Pauls in His Church! Amen.