Saint Apostle Paul

Feast Day: January 25

When Saul was on his way to Damascus to arrest fugitive followers of Christ, “a light from heaven shone around him.” After falling to the ground, “he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” Christ commanded Saul, who had become blind after the vision, to go to Damascus and seek further instruction. to wait.
After three days of blindness, Saul was visited by the disciple Ananias, who restored his sight.
He then converted to Christianity and took the name Paul.

After his conversion to Christianity, he was recognized as a new apostle by the College of the Twelve Apostles. His mission was to preach Christ to the Gentiles.

Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus, was replaced by Matthias. Some Bible teachers view Matthias as an “invalid” member of the twelve apostles and believe that God chose the Apostle Paul to replace Judas Iscariot as the twelfth apostle.

In Jerusalem he was sentenced to death by the Sanhedrin for blasphemy. He died by the sword in Rome.