Peter and Paul Fast: June 8 – July 11
St. Peter’s Fast, or the Apostles’ Fast, begins, which serves for preparation for the great feast in honor of the Holy First-leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul. The Church calls us to keep this fast according to the example of the holy Apostles, who, having received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, prepared themselves to preach the Gospels to the whole world. Read more about the fast here.
|St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco
Vigil: July 3, Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Liturgy: July 4
, Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
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|The 5st Sunday after Pentecost
Vigil & Confessions: July 4, Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Liturgy: July 5, Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
|Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. The 6st Sunday after Pentecost
Vigil & Confessions: July 11, Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Liturgy: July 12, Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Holy Glorious and All-praised First-leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul. The holy Church particularly reveres these two apostles and sets them apart from the rest — Peter, as the foremost of the apostles, that is, the one who first began his apostolic service, and Paul, as one who labored more than the rest, who worked more than others for the spreading of the Gospel. Both of these great apostles departed this life on the same day, June 29 (July 12 new calendar, through a martyric death in Rome under the emperor Nero. St. Peter was crucified upside-down upon a cross, and St. Paul, being a Roman citizen, was beheaded with the sword. The faithful prepare for the feast of the holy apostles Peter and Paul by means of a special fast, called the Apostles’ Fast, or St. Peter’s Fast.
Read more about the feast here.