Saint Paul’s letter to the Philippians

“He wants to reach past death for the joy of eternal life with God, but he dearly loves the people of his churches, and he moans that his heart is torn in two: he wants to die, but he wants to live for the good of the churches…”

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Reading through the first letter of S. Paul to the Thessalonians

“Thessalonika was then as now a natural port and harbour, and in a central position in the Greek mainland, as crucial today as it was in the days of Saint Paul.”

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Reading the Acts of the Apostles

“…the constant theme of the Acts of the Apostles, which is the theme of the Gospels: that the time of the Messiah had arrived and so the gates of Israel had been thrown open at last, and the promises of old had been made available to the Gentiles. The Apostles had to learn this, then they had to legislate for the Gentile Christians.”

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