Feast Day: June 30th


Prayers

Apolytikion: O Holy Apostles, intercede to our Merciful God, that He may grant our Souls forgiveness of sins.

Kontakion: O Lord, receive the steadfast and Divinely voiced preachers, the pinnacle of Your Disciples, unto their rest and the enjoyment of Your Blessings. You received, above every offering, their labours and their life. You alone know what the heart holds.

A Prayer: O Apostles of the Lord, for us on Earth you are bright stars, and you make the whole wide world rich with the Divinely wise knowledge of Our God. We extol you in song; you in turn, rescue us from temptations by your Holy Prayers. Guide and support us now, to observe the season of Lent this year with youthful zeal, rewarding us with the means to live out our life in peace, so that in a manner acceptable to God we may attain the Holy Passion of Christ, and may offer up our hymns of praise.

Her unshaken pillars and firm support.

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Andrew, Peter, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, Matthias, Simon, James, Jude

and Paul, Luke & Mark

Although not one of the official 12 Apostles, Saint Paul is depicted in many of the Icons of the 12 Apostles due to his prominent role in the spreading of the Teachings and Life of Christ. As too is Saint Luke the Apostle of the 70, Iconographer, Doctor and Evangelist.

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The Icons below show the Preaching and Martyrdom of the 12 Apostles of Our Lord.

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Two brothers

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The Four Evangelists

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