St. Peter Heals Aeneas at Lydda

12th century
Mosaic
Palatine Chapel, Palermo, Sicily

See Acts 9:32-35. St. Peter goes to Lydda to visit "the holy ones." He finds there a man named Aeneas who has been paralyzed for eight years. He tells him, "the Lord Jesus Christ healeth thee: arise, and make thy bed. And immediately he arose."

In the mosaic we see Aeneas on the bed in question. The two men on the left and right are not in the scripture passage. The scroll in Peter's hand symbolizes his authority.

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Photographed at the chapel by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.