Introduction to Sangalo Putung 3

St Paul, the apostle born and bought up in the coast of Asia Minor swings southward towards Palestine, is a small triangular region known as Cilicia, famous for its harbor Tarsus. His family was Jewish, of the tribe of Benjamin. His father was a roman citizen, yet deeply attached to his religion. He sent his son at the age of 13 to Jerusalem of be trained by the famous Rabbi Gamaliel. Saul graduated as a doctor of the law.

From persecutor to apostle! That is the amazing transition that occurs in a flash in the life of Saul of Tarsus, better known by his Roman name Paul. It was Paul’s special mission to announce that in Christ we are all one. “For he is our peace, who has made us both one and broken down the dividing wall” (Eph 2:14). For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God, through faith. (Gal 3:25-28). “Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?” (2 Cor 13:5). “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flash with its passions and desires” (Gal.5:32).

The many hardships endured for love of Christ and of the church, Paul was led from his underground prison in Rome by soldiers along the Ostian road to a tiny cluster of pine-trees outside the walls of the city. It was around the year 67AD in the reign of the emperor, Nero.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Hence forth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”

Sunday Time Table

9.00 AM – Morning Prayer followed by Holy Rosary

9.30 AM- Sunday Church Service/ Holy Mass

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