"Philemon, our dearly beloved"

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Sunday, August 6, 2017
10:00 am – 10:45 am
5th Floor, Parish House

“San Pablo Apóstol” by El Greco (1541 – 1614)

Today the Sunday class finishes a two-week study of the Epistle to Philemon, as a coda to our study of Colossians. At the end of Colossians, St. Paul mentions that one of the people with him in his imprisonment in Rome is a man named Onesimus, "a faithful and beloved brother," who had left Colossae to be with him. The Epistle to Philemon is a very short book - only 25 verses - that Paul sends to a man named Philemon in Colossae, in order to repair an apparent rift that had developed between Philemon and Onesimus. In addition to providing more color on the situation in Colossae that Paul addresses in the Epistle of the Colossians, it also gives us an insight into the realities of the first-century Church.

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