Tag Archives: Acts of the Apostles

Acts of the Apostles – The Trial of Paul

Recently Pope Benedict opened his Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei, with a quote from the Acts of the Apostles.

Acts of the Apostles: The Council of Jerusalem

Chapter 15 of the book of Acts relates the decision of the Council of Jerusalem. This is considered the first ecumenical council of the Church.

Acts of the Apostles: The Antioch Chronicles

After Stephen’s martyrdom a severe persecution broke out against the Church in Jerusalem.

Acts of the Apostles: Peter’s Early Ministry

As a general theme, the first half of Acts is the story of Peter’s ministry.

Acts of the Apostles: The universal mission of the Church

Following the martyrdom of Stephen a severe persecution of the Church broke out in Jerusalem (Acts 8:1).

Acts of the Apostles, Part Five : The Martyrdom of Stephen

Acts chapter 7 contains the longest speech in Acts followed by Stephen’s martyrdom as the first or proto-martyr of the Church.

Acts of the Apostles, Part Four : Peter and John in Jerusalem

The early Christian community in Jerusalem continued to witness through the power of the Spirit that they received at Pentecost.

Acts of the Apostles, Part Three: Peter and John in Jerusalem

The description of the ideal community in Jerusalem (Acts 2:42-47) forms a bridge to the next section of Acts which narrates the ministry of Peter and John.

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August 20, 2014
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