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Martyrdom of St Paul

Church Tradition teaches that St Paul suffered martyrdom in Rome and was beheaded, whence the sword is his symbol.

 

According to Eusebius: "When the government of Nero was now firmly established, he began to plunge into unholy pursuits, and armed himself even against the religion of the God of the universe... Thus publicly announcing himself as the first among God's chief enemies, he was led on to the slaughter of the apostles. It is, therefore, recorded that Paul was beheaded in Rome itself, and that Peter likewise was crucified under Nero. This account of Peter and Paul is substantiated by the fact that their names are preserved in the cemeteries of that place even to the present day."

 

This is one of the scenes from the window of St Paul's life in Melton Mowbray.

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Taken on July 5, 2007