June 29th FEAST of ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL
THE COLLECT: O Almighty God, Who hast made this day holy by the martyrdom of Thy Blessed Apostles, Peter and Paul; grant that Thy Church mayest follow, in all things, the teachings of those from whom She first received the faith. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Thine only begotten Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ages unending. Amen.
THE EPISTLE: Acts 12:1-11
THE GRADUAL: (Ps.44) Thou shalt make them princes in all the land; they shall remember Thy Name, O Lord. The place of thy fathers, thy sons will inherit, therefore shall their words go forth in all the lands. Alleluia, alleluia. Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Alleluia.
THE GOSPEL: Matthew 16:13-19
THE SECRET: May the prayers of Thy holy Apostles and Martyrs, Blessed Peter and Paul, accompany the sacrificial gifts which we offer to be hallowed in Thy Name, O Lord, so that we mayest obtain Thy pardon and protection. We ask this…
POST-COMMUNION: O Lord God, by the prayers and intercession of Thine Apostles, Blessed Peter and Paul, protect from all adversary, those whom Thou hast fed with heavenly food. We ask this…