Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The New Model of Christian Marriage: Priscilla and Acquila

On Feb 7th, Pope Benedict XVI, in his talk to the morning audience at the Vatican, attempted to remedy the dearth of models of married couples in the New Testament and early Christian tradition by proposing Priscilla and Acquila. He concluded his talk: "So we render homage to Aquila and Priscilla as models of a married life responsibly committed to the service of the entire Christian community. And in them we see the model of the Church, family of God for all times." But in case anyone noticed even the interesting detail that Priscilla is listed first in all references to the couple, he linked them to the Ephesian teaching about Christ and the Church.

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