Saturday, June 28 God’s Blessing & Good Health for all Parishioners of
6:00 PM SS Peter & Paul Parish – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
Petitions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
FELLOWSHIP AFTER THE DIVINE LITURGY AT THE PARISH HALL
Sunday, June 29 NO DIVINE LITURGY TODAY
Thursday, July 3
9:00 AM David Trimmell – Wife Irene Quirion
Saturday, July 5
4:00 PM Eleanor Kulick – The Schevrel Family
Sunday, July 6 FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
Saturday Liturgy 6:00 PM ~ Sunday Liturgy 10:30 AM
THE FEAST OF THE APOSTLES SS PETER AND PAUL
We owe to the Holy Apostles the priceless treasure of the Christian faith. They handed Christ’s teachings down to us. From them, we received the Holy Gospel and the letters of the Apostles. They laid a firm foundation for the Church of Christ.
On the 29th of June our Eastern Church celebrates with great solemnity the feast, which in our liturgical books is called: “The Holy Illustrious and Ever-praised Major Apostles, Peter and Paul.” Both Apostles are distinguished for their character, their zealous apostolic labors and their great cult in holy Church.
Jesus Christ, having great plans for St. Peter at the beginning of his calling, changed the name Simon to the symbolic name of Peter-Cephas, which means rock, for he was to be the rock that will form the foundation of his Church. St. Peter was closely associated with Christ during his public life. He witnessed the glory of Christ on Mt. Tabor; in the name of all the Apostles, he professed the divinity of Christ, he was sent with St. John to prepare the Paschal Supper; He witnessed Christ’s agony in the Garden of Olives; the temple tax was paid by Christ for Himself and for Peter.
After the Ascension of Christ, St. Peter became the head of the Apostles and the leader of the first Christian community in Jerusalem.
The love of Christ was the chief motive of Peter’s apostolic activity, labors and sacrifices. That love finally led him to suffer and die for the sake of his beloved Teacher. A pious tradition relates that he considered himself unworthy to die on the cross as Christ did, and therefore asked to be crucified upside down. St. Peter died in Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero between the years 64 and 67 A.D.
St. Paul did not belong to the original group of the twelve apostles, but through his apostolic labors, his dedication, his superhuman sacrifices, and his sufferings in the service of Christ, he received the title, along with Peter, of the First Apostle. He is the only one of the Apostles who was highly educated and was by birth a Roman citizen. While Paul was on his way to Damascus, Christ Himself converted him in a miraculous manner and called him to be an Apostle.
In his apostolic work, St. Paul distinguished himself as a man of uncompromising character, remarkable strength of will and fervent spirit. For many years, he fearlessly preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ day and night. His unlimited love for Christ knew no obstacles, recognized no difficulties, and placed no limit to sacrifice. His love impelled him to undertake great missionary journeys and to establish new Churches; he was always ready to suffer and die for Christ
The Apostle of the Gentiles was not only an excellent preacher and a good organizer, but also and eminent theologian and writer. From him we have fourteen letters addressed to various Churches or persons in which he clearly expounds the teachings of Christ. St. Paul gave up his life for Christ. According to tradition, he died by the sword in Rome on June 29, 65 or 67 A.D.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary light is requested to burn this week June 28 July 5 by Mary Oshirak in memory of Theodore Oshirak.
Please remember to come to the Parish hall after the Divine Liturgy for our Parish Family Fellowship to celebrate our SS Peter & Paul Feast Day.
ROSES: The Rose bush plants, planted in front of the Church are another of our Building/Improvement fund at work. The cost for the plants was $57.98. Thanks to one anonymous donator we received $15 toward this expense. Our neighbor, Irene Sanders was kind enough to help with the planting.
CEMETERY: We appreciate and thank Joan Baurys and Steve Spock for their donations received for our Parish Cemetery Fund.