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The Assembly (Synaxis) of the Seventy Holy Apostles

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The Assembly (Synaxis) of the Seventy Holy Apostles

Besides the Twelve Greater Apostles, the Lord chose Seventy Lesser Apostles and sent them to preach the Gospel, “After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place He intended to visit, He said to them, ` The harvest is abundant but […]

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The Holy Apostle Matthew the Evangelist

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The Holy Apostle Matthew the Evangelist

Matthew, son of Alphaeus, was a tax collector when the Lord saw him in Capernaum and said: Follow Me. And he arose, and followed Him (Matthew 9:9). After that, Matthew prepared a reception for the Lord in his home and thus provided the occasion for the Lord to express several great truths about His coming to earth. […]

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How the Lord Chose His Twelve Apostles

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How the Lord Chose His Twelve Apostles

“And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve, whom He also named apostles.” (Lk 6: 13) Choosing the Twelve Apostles Our Lord Jesus Christ spent the night in prayer, conversing with His Father and God in heaven in a way indescribable and beyond our powers of […]

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An Introduction to the Epistles of the Apostle Paul

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An Introduction to the Epistles of the Apostle Paul

As I keep hearing the Epistles of the blessed Paul read, and that twice every week, and often three or four times, whenever we are celebrating the memorials of the holy martyrs, gladly do I enjoy the spiritual trumpet, and get roused and warmed with desire at recognizing the voice so dear to me, and […]

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The Apostle Peter, a Greater Philosopher than Plato

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The Apostle Peter, a Greater Philosopher than Plato

Why then, it is asked, did not Christ exercise His influence upon Plato, and upon Pythagoras? Because the mind of Peter was much more philosophical than their minds. They were in truth children shifted about on all sides by vain glory; but this man was a philosopher, one apt to receive grace. If you laugh […]

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The Gospel, Acts of the Apostles and the Synaxarion

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The Gospel, Acts of the Apostles and the Synaxarion

  Saint Justin Popovich once said: Living by Christ, the saints can do the works of Christ, for by Him they become not only powerful but all-powerful: “I can do all things in Christ Jesus who strengthens me” (Phillip. 4: 13). And in them is clearly realized the truth of the All-True One, that those […]

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Earliest Icons of Apostles Discovered

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Earliest Icons of Apostles Discovered

Here are a few photos of the earliest surviving Icons of the Apostles Peter and Paul. They’re from St. Thecla’s catacomb in Rome, and date from the latter half of the fourth century. Although older depictions of the Apostles survive, they are usually part of a narrative scene; these are the oldest surviving Icons of […]

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The Assembly of the Holy Glorious and Praise Worthy Apostles

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The Assembly of the Holy Glorious and Praise Worthy Apostles

Even though each one of the Twelve Great Apostles has their own special day of celebration throughout the year, nevertheless the Church has set aside this day (June 30) as a festal assembly of all the apostles together and with them, Paul. These are the names and the separate days of the celebrations of the […]

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Apostle Paul and the Missionary Task

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Apostle Paul and the Missionary Task

As a missionary, the Apostle Paul was second only to our Lord. The great apostle is the archetypal missionary and the supreme exemplar to every man and woman aspiring to undertake the most precious labor available to human activity: the proclamation of the Gospel. As a missionary and missionary statesman, Paul was a divine appointee. […]

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The Synaxis of the Holy Apostles. Feast Day-June 30

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The Synaxis of the Holy Apostles. Feast Day-June 30

Apostles of Christ Under this title it may be sufficient to supply brief and essential information. The reader will find at the end of this article various titles of other articles which contain supplementary information on subjects connected with the Apostles. The Name The word “Apostle,” from the Greek apostello “to send forth,” “to dispatch,” […]

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Saint Gregory Palamas’ Homily for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

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Saint Gregory Palamas’ Homily for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Homily 28 1. The commemoration of each of the saints on the appointed feast day is an occasion for town and country, citizens and their rulers to share in rejoicing, and brings great benefit to all who celebrate. “The memory of the just is praised”, says the wise Solomon (Prov. 10:7 Lxx), “When the righteous […]

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Saint Augustine’s Sermon on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

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Saint Augustine’s Sermon on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Today the Holy Church piously remembers the sufferings of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Apostles Peter and Paul. St. Peter, the fervent follower of Jesus Christ, for the profound confession of His Divinity: “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” was deemed worthy by the Savior to hear in answer, “Blessed art […]

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