The Conversion of Saint Paul

The collect for today, the Feast of The Conversion of Saint Paul, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):

O GOD, who, through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may show forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lesson: Acts 21:40-22:16
The Gospel: St. Luke 21:10-19

Pietro da Cortona, Ananias Restoring Sight of St. PaulArtwork: Pietro da Cortona, Ananias of Damascus Restoring the Sight of Saint Paul, c. 1631. Oil on canvas, Chapel of St. Paul, Church of Santa Maria della Concezione of the Capuchins, Rome.

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