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Our Patron Saint

All Orthodox Christian churches have a patron saint to which the community is entrusted. The feast of our community is the Synaxis (gathering) of the Holy Apostles, celebrated each year on June 30th. As a community dedicated to the Holy Apostles, we strive to honor their memories and to hold fast of the final command of our Lord before He ascended into glory (Matthew 28:16-20) to preach the Truth to all peoples the joy of Jesus Christ. 


Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles: Peter, Andrew, James & John the sons of Zebedee, Phillip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Jude the brother of James, Simon & Matthias. 


The names of the Twelve Apostles are these: Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew, the First-called; James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John, who was also the Evangelist and Theologian; Philip, and Bartholomew (see also June 11); Thomas, and Matthew the publican, who was also called Levi and was an Evangelist; James the son of Alphaeus, and Jude (also called Lebbaeus, and surnamed Thaddaeus), the brother of James, the Brother of God; Simon the Cananite ("the Zealot"), and Matthias, who was elected to fill the place of Judas the traitor (see Aug. 9).


Apolytikion (Hymn) of Synaxis of the 12 Apostles


Third Tone

O Holy Apostles, intercede to our merciful God, that He may grant our souls forgiveness of offenses..

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