Peter & Paul Embracing

Saints Peter & Paul Embracing

This 14th century Icon is emblematic of the tradition of Christian Reconciliation. It represents the events told in the New Testament book of the Acts of Apostles, specifically the Jerusalem Council during which the two patriarchal figures, Peter (disciple of Jesus and first apostle) and Paul (Saul of Tarsus, convert and apostolic writer of epistles) we’re reconciled after a bitter dispute over how Jews and Gentiles are both inheritors of Christ’s Kingdom “on earth, as in heaven”.

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