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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
June 29, 2014




Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.


• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings
Experience


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The Word Embodied

John
Kavanaugh, S. J.

Incompre-hensible
Death

Our faith is not a guarantee that we will not go under. But it is a promise that, even if we nearly drown, Jesus will be with us.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Identity

Nathanael’s rhetorical question, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” simply echoes the commonly held, stereotypical image of that village’s inhabitants.

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Thoughts from the
Early Church


Theophanes Cerameus

But what are the keys, and of what kind of door is Peter appointed the guardian? Christ is the door, as he himself declared; and the key to that door is faith, the faith which he entrusted to his chief disciple.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Galatians 2:7 states that Peter and Paul were recognized as the heads of the Jewish and Gentile missions respectively. In view of this, it may be claimed that Peter and Paul were indirectly responsible for the foundation of the Roman church.

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