THE APOSTLE TO THE JEWS AND THE APOSTLE TO THE GENTILES
Written by Jennifer Snow on 06/29/2017
Winchester, VA – Saint Peter was a humble, yet impetuous fisherman from Galilee. He first recognized Jesus as the Messiah, at which time Jesus changed his name to Kepha, meaning “rock,” and made him the steward of His coming Church. Peter, Apostle to the Jews, was crucified in Rome upside down by request, around 66 AD. Saint Paul, born Saul, was the prized student of Rabbi Gamaliel. He eagerly assisted in the persecutions of the early Christians until he was knocked off his horse en route to Damascus. His encounter with Jesus would lead to his becoming the Apostle to the Gentiles. He was beheaded in Rome, around 64 AD. Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us!