Thursday, February 10, 2011

Silas, Fellow Worker of St. Peter and St. Paul

The Commemoration of Silas, Fellow Worker of St. Peter and St. Paul
Thursday after Epiphany 5
February 10, 2011

The Lord be with you

Today is set aside on our Church calendar to remember Silas. He was a leader in the Church at Jerusalem and was chosen by Paul (Acts 15:40) to accompany him on his second missionary journey from Antioch to Asia Minor and Macedonia. Silas, also known as Silvanus, was imprisoned with Paul in Philippi and experienced the riots in Thessalonica and Berea. After rejoining Paul in Corinth, Silas apparently remained there for an extended time. Sometime later he apparently joined the apostle Peter, likely serving as Peter’s secretary (1 Peter 5:12). Tradition says that Silas was the first bishop at Corinth. (Information found in Treasure of Daily Prayer, Concordia Publishing House)

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert

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