Feast of the Holy, Glorious Apostles Peter and Paul + June 29
Verily, the all-solemn Feast of the two Apostles hath arrived, bringing us salvation. Wherefore, let us mystically exult, crying unto them: Rejoice, O ye who have become luminaries to those in darkness, two rays of the Sun! Rejoice, O Peter and Paul, adamant pillars of the divine doctrines, ye friends of Christ and two honored vessels! Be ye present among us in an invisible manner, and grant immaterial gifts to those who extol your feast with songs.
--Doxasticon of the Feast, Tone 6
Our prayers for all of the parishes and faithful who celebrate their namesday with this Feast, which is also the Patronal Feast of the Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East.
Sheet music for this Feast is available here courtesy of the Department of Sacred Music.
Read Fr. Patrick Reardon's reflection on the Feast here.
Download "The Akathist Hymn to the Holy Apostles" here.