St. Ananias



Ananias Baptizes Saul

10Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias. And the Lord said to him in a vision: Ananias. And he said: Behold I am here, Lord. 11And the Lord said to him: Arise, and go into the street that is called Stait, and seek in the house of Judas, one named Saul of Tarsus. For behold he prayeth. 12(And he saw a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hands upon him, that he might receive his sight.) 13But Ananias answered: Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints in Jerusalem. 14And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that invoke thy name. 15And the Lord said to him: Go thy way; for this man is to me a vessel of election, to carry my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. 16For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake. 17And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house. And laying his hands upon him, he said: Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus hath sent me, he that appeared to thee in the way as thou camest; that thou mayest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 18And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight; and rising up, he was baptized. 19And when he had taken meat, he was strengthened. And he was with the disciples that were at Damascus, for some days.

Saul Preaches Christ at Damascus

20And immediately he preached Jesus in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. 21And all that heard him, were astonished, and said: Is not this he who persecuted in Jerusalem those that called upon this name: and came hither for that intent, that he might carry them bound to the chief priests? 22But Saul increased much more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus, affirming that this is the Christ.

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