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Orthodox icon of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leader of the Apostles, Paul Copy of an con from the 14th cent.
Commemorated June 29th.
St Paul was of the tribe of Benjamin, and lived in Tarsus in Cilicia. vHe was also a Pharisee and a tent-maker (Acts 18:3) who had studied the Law with Gamaliel at Jerusalem. The Apostle Paul, formerly Saul was an enemy of the Church and transformed by God became the leader of the Apostles vSt Paul preached the Gospel in Greece, Asia Minor, and in Rome, and wrote fourteen Epistles. Tradition says that he was martyred in Rome about the year 68.