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How to Recognize the Holy Apostles in Icons

This is Saint Paul the Apostle. In the nun's tale he is quoted as saying that "All that has been written has been written so we can learn it well," lending some credibility to the the nun's fable.

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St. Paul's Well - an ancient stone well located in the ruins of Tarsus, Turkey. Tarsus was the hometown of the apostle Paul (Acts 9:11), a city of great importance (Acts 21:39) as a learning center of the ancient world. The well is in a courtyard held by tradition to be the site of Paul's house. The remains of the house are protected under glass. The site is a pilgrimage destination for some, and the water from the well is believed to have healing powers.

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St. Stephen's Day, or the Feast of St. Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, celebrated on 26 December in the Western Church and 27 December in the Eastern Church.

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Time travel in ancient Antioch, Turkey

Saint Paul preached there and Anthony and Cleopatra partied. In the ancient city of Antioch, near the border with Syria, Kevin Gould found a taste of Turkey with an Arabic accent

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Acts 9: The Conversion of Saul. Jesus meets him on the road and blinds him for his dastardly deeds against His apostles. Three days later Jesus sends Ananias to heal Saul. Upon regaining his sight, Saul converts and becomes known as Paul.

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Tarsus, hometown of St. Paul, - Little of Tarsus during the time of Paul has been excavated due to the location of the modern city of Cumhuriyet Alani atop the ruins. Excavations have turned up a paved city street of Tarsus along with a colonnaded podium, which may date to the 2nd century BC.

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Zealous for the God of Israel, Saul of Tarsus pursued murderous threats against the disciples of Jesus. But Saul's zeal was turned upside down when he was knocked from his "high horse" and humbled by the hand of God. In Paul: Contending For The Faith, join the adventure as Stephen Ray, best-selling author and popular Bible teacher, takes you on the road with St. Paul through Israel, Syria, Turkey, Greece and Italy. $19.95

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St. Pauls Well, Tarsus Turkey. Believed to be the well of Paul the apostle. Also within walking distance of Cleopatra's gate. Been there, done that!

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