Thursday, June 29, 2006

Peter and Paul

It came to pass, after Paul went out of the island Gaudomeleta, that he came to Italy; and it was heard of by the Jews who were in Rome, the elder of the cities, that Paul demanded to come to Caesar. Having fallen, therefore, into great grief and much despondency, they said among themselves: It does not please him that he alone has afflicted all our brethren and parents in Judaea and Samaria, and in all Palestine; and he has not been pleased with these, but, behold, he comes here also, having through imposition asked Caesar to destroy us.

So begins The Acts of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, a sort of early sensationalistic fictionalization of the martyrdom of the two apostles. It seems fitting to link to it on their feast day, particularly given that the story is actually a fairly enjoyable light read.

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