By Harrison Blackman and Amanda Blanco
The Book of Acts describes how the Apostle Paul traveled to Athens in the first century A.D. and visited town leaders on a large outcropping below the Acropolis, at a spot known as Areopagus Hill.
Acts 17:23 quotes Paul as saying; “For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.”
After the homily, the passage tells us, “Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed.” The sermon’s influence had been established for history.
More than two millennia later, on June 29, 2016, the celebration of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul was alive and well on the Areopagus Hill.