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The Acts of the Apostles, supplement­ed and continued up to the death of Saint John, with explanatory notes by the Rev. Canon Alfred Weber.

Canon Weber writes: “In the Gospels we see the grain of mustard seed fall into the ground where it is buried in scorn, steeped in the Blood of the divine Sower. Its life would seem to have ended, but this small, insignificant seed contained an immortal kernel; in the Acts of the Apostles we see it emerge from the earth filled with the sap of life. A vigorous stem shoots upward… What a wonderful spectacle is presented to us by the history of the early years of the Holy Church! In it we see the fulfillment of Our Lord’s prophecies, and it sets the seal upon His divine Work.”

Today, it is an urgent matter that Christians should witness before their very eyes the sublime examples, the powerful lessons of the history of those golden years of the Holy Church.

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The Acts of the Apostles, supplement­ed and continued up to the death of Saint John, with explanatory notes by the Rev. Canon Alfred Weber

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The Acts of the Apostles, supplement­ed and continued up to the death of Saint John, with explanatory notes by the Rev. Canon Alfred Weber

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The Acts of the Apostles, supplement­ed and continued up to the death of Saint John, with explanatory notes by the Rev. Canon Alfred Weber

Map of St. Paul’s journeys.

The Acts of the Apostles, supplement­ed and continued up to the death of Saint John, with explanatory notes by the Rev. Canon Alfred Weber

Illustrated page.

Table of Contents

Authorization …page 17
Preface 21

PART ONE

From the formation of the Holy Catholic Church to the establishment of Saint Peter’s See in Rome
(Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 1 to 13)

Chap. 1 – Awaiting the Holy Spirit 25
I. –The Ascension of Christ 25
II. –Unceasing prayer in the Cenacle 28
III. –Election of Saint Matthias the Apostle 28

Chap. 2 – Pentecost 30
I. –The descent of the Holy Spirit 30
II. –Saint Peter’s first sermon – The conversion of three thousand Jews 32
III. – Life of the first Christians 36

Chap. 3 – The lame man at the Beautiful Gate 37
I. – The miracle37
II. – Saint Peter’s second sermon – Conversion of five thousand Jews 39
III. – Saint Peter and Saint John in prison – They are taken before the Council and released – The Church gives thanks – New effusion of the Holy Spirit 41

Chap. 4 – Progress of Faith and Charity in the Church 45
I. – All things common among the faithful – Ananias and Saphira 45
II. – The miracles worked by Saint Peter and the Apostles 47

Chap. 5 – The imprisonment and miraculous deliverance of the Apostles – They are brought before the Council for the second time 48

Chap. 6 – The election of the deacons – Saint Stephen’s zeal – His martyrdom 51

Chap. 7 – The first general persecution – The deacons and faithful are dispersed and carry the Good Tidings everywhere 61
I. – The persecution – Saul the Pharisee 61
II. – Saint Philip the deacon at Samaria – Saint Peter and Simon the magician 61
III. – Saint Philip the deacon and the minister from Ethiopia 64

Chap. 8 – The conversion of Saul 67
I. – The road to Damascus 67
II. – Ananias – Saul’s zeal for Our Lord 68
III. – Saul in Jerusalem 71

Chap. 9 – The Church at peace – Apostolate of Saint Peter – His miracles 73
I. – The Chair of Saint Peter in Antioch 73
II. – The healing of Aeneas – The resurrection of Tabitha 74

Chap. 10 – Cornelius the centurion 76
I. – The vision of Cornelius 76
II. – Saint Peter’s vision 76
III. – Saint Peter at the house of Cornelius 79
IV. – Saint Peter calms the anxieties of the Church of Jerusalem 81

Chap. 11 – The Apostolic preaching 83

Chap. 12 – The Gospel of Saint Matthew – The Apostles’ Creed – The dispersion of the Apostles 85

Chap. 13 – The Church of Antioch 89

Chap. 14 – Herod Agrippa’s persecution 91
I. –Saint Peter’s imprisonment and mirac-ulous deliverance 91
II. –Herod Agrippa’s disappointment – His death 94

Chap. 15 – Saint Peter goes to Rome and establishes the Apostolic See there in perpetuity 95
I. – The evangelization of Asia Minor 95
II. – Saint Peter’s arrival in Rome 96
III. – Saint Peter’s ministry in Rome 98
IV. – First Epistle of Saint Peter 101
V. – The Gospel of Saint Mark 102

Map of Saint Paul’s journeys 104

PART TWO

Saint Paul’s three principal missions
(Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 13 to 21:16)

Chap. 1 – First mission 105
I. – The consecration of Saul and Barnabas – Their departure from Antioch105
II. – Evangelization of the island of Cyprus 106
III. – At Antioch in Pisidia 107
IV. – In Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe 112
V. – The two Apostles retrace their steps and return to Antioch115

Chap. 2 – The Council of Jerusalem 116
I. –Controversy in the Church of Antioch concerning legal observances116
II. – The Council of Jerusalem 116
III. – The delegates of the Council at Antioch 120
IV. – The last days of Mary’s life – Her blessed death and Assumption121

Chap. 3 – Saint Paul’s second mission 124
I. – Saint Paul’s departure 124
II. – Saint Paul visits the Churches of Asia Minor – The disciple Timothy125
III. – The vision at Troas 125
IV. – In Philippi 126
V. – In Thessalonica 131
VI. – In Beroea 133
VII. – In Athens 124
VIII. – In Corinth 137
IX. – The two Epistles to the Thessalonians . 139
X. – Return to Antioch 140

Chap. 4 – Saint Paul’s third mission 141
I. – Departure for the Provinces of Asia Minor 141
II. – Apollo in Ephesus, then in Corinth 141
III. – Saint Paul in Ephesus 142
IV. – Discomfiture of the seven Jewish exorcists – Conversions – Books destroyed 144
V. – Troubles in the Church of Corinth – First Epistle to the Corinthians 146
VI. – The tumult in Ephesus 147
VII. – Saint Paul in Macedonia and Dalmatia – Second Epistle to the Corinthians 149
VIII. – Saint Paul in Corinth 151
IX. – Epistle to the Galatians 151
X. – Epistle to the Romans 152
XI. – Saint Paul preaches in Troas – The resurrection of Eutychus153
XII. – Saint Paul takes leave of the presbyters of the Church of Miletus155
XIII. – Saint Paul goes up to Jerusalem – The Prophet Agabus158

PART THREE

Saint Paul’s Captivity
(The Acts, Chapter 21:17 to the end)

Chap. 1 – In Jerusalem 161
I. – Visit to Saint James, bishop of Jerusalem 161
II. – Saint Paul is arrested in the Temple 162
III. – Saint Paul is bound with chains by the Roman tribune 163
IV. – Saint Paul’s discourse to the Jews 164
V. – Saint Paul stands before the Sanhedrin 168
VI. – The plot 170

Chap. 2 – At Caesarea 172
I. – Saint Paul appears in presence of Felix the governor 172
II. – The Jews’ accusation – Saint Paul’s reply 173
III. – The Gospel of Saint Luke 176
IV. – Saint Paul is again accused by the Jews before Festus – He appeals to Caesar 178
V. – Saint Paul stands before Agrippa 179

Chap. 3 – From Caesarea to Rome 185
I. – The first incidents of the voyage 185
II. – The storm 187
III. – The shipwreck 188
IV. – Saint Paul in Malta 190
V. – Saint Paul arrives in Rome 191
VI. – The apostolate of Saint Peter in Italy and throughout the world 192
VII. – Epistle of Saint James – His martyrdom 193

Chap. 4 – Saint Paul’s first captivity in Rome 194
I. –Saint Paul convokes the Jews 194

SUPPLEMENT TO THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

Chap. 1 – The Epistles of Saint Paul during his first imprisonment in Rome 197
I. – Epistles to the Ephesians and Colossians 198
II. – Epistle to the Philippians 199
III. – Epistle to the Hebrews 200
IV. – Epistle to Philemon 201
V. – The end of Saint Paul’s captivity 202

Chap. 2 – Saint Paul’s last missions 203
I. – Foundation of the Church of Crete 203
II. – Saint Paul visits the Churches of Palestine and Asia 204
III. – First Epistle to Timothy – Epistle to Titus 203
IV. – Saint Paul in Macedonia, Greece, and Epirus – He returns to Asia – His missions in Gaul and Spain 205

Chap. 3 – Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Rome during the persecution 206
I. – The conflagration of Rome 206
II. – The persecution 207
III. – The last days of liberty 209
IV. – Quo vadis? Where are you going? 210
V. – Second Epistle of Saint Peter 212
VI. – The martyrdom of Saint Peter’s wife 213

Chap. 4 – The triumph 213
I. – The Mamertine prison 213
II. – Second Epistle to Timothy 214
III. – The double martyrdom 215
IV. – Epistle of Saint Jude – His martyrdom 218

Chap. 5 – The Church Militant 219

Chap. 6 – Siege and destruction of Jerusalem 223

Chap. 7 – Saint John at Ephesus 227
I. – Saint John’s apostolate 228
II. – Devotion to the Blessed Virgin 228
III. – The resurrection of several men 229

Chap. 8 – The Gospel of Saint John and his First Epistle 230
I. – The Gospel 230
II. – First Epistle of Saint John 232

Chap. 9 – Saint John in Rome 234

Chap. 10 – Saint John at Patmos 236

Chap. 11 – The Apocalypse 238
I. – The warnings 240
II. – The predictions 241
III. – The heavenly promises 242

Chap. 12 – Return to Ephesus 244

Chap. 13 – Saint John’s prodigal son 246

Chap. 14 – Second and Third Epistles of Saint John 249

Chap. 15 – The last days 251
I. – Saint John’s partridge 251
II. – The supreme exhortations 252
III. – Saint John’s death 252
Conclusion 255