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St. Paul

            Few objects at All Saints feature as much symbolism as the mosaic of St. Paul.  The Star of David represents that he was “of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews” (Philippians 3:4).  His hand is raised in blessing, referring to his practice of frequently offering a blessing at the end of his letters (“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”—II Corinthians 13:14).  He is depicted holding a sword, which comes from “And take the … sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17).

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