Recent Discovery of Apostle Icons

Rome has recently uncovered icons of the apostles that were believed to have been painted around 300 A.D. in the catacombs of Italy. The picture to the left is of St. Paul! Remember, the early church worshiped in an atmosphere of icons and displayed corpses of their fellow saints. Back then, the people of God were known as the very body of Christ, so paintings of Christians as well as their remains were not unusual to them. They were reverenced with humility and generosity.

I think I am going to grow my beard like St. Paul’s. That looks really cool;)  Not sure about the bald top though. That will probably come about in due season for me!