See attached for schedule of services and announcements for the week June 8th to June 14th.
Today is the start of The fast of the Apostles
It is considered
one of the most important fasts, because when the Lord was asked why
your disciples do not fast like the disciples of John the Baptist and
the Pharisees, He replied that it is not proper for the children of the
wedding to fast, but when the groom is lifted away (ascended to heaven)
then they fast. The fast of the Apostles starts on the day following
the day of Pentecost, and ends on July 12th, the feast of the Apostles,
which is the commemoration of the Martyrdom of Sts Peter and Paul the
heads of the Apostles; Peter being the Apostle to the Jews, and Paul
being the Apostle to the Gentiles (non-Jews). The Apostles fast ends on July 12th.
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