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Schedule and Annoucements June 8 -14

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  • St. Mark St. Mary, St. Philopater Church
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 8, 2009
    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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