Peter and Paul Fast: June 20 – July 11, 2021
St. Peter’s Fast, or the Apostles’ Fast, begins, which serves for preparation for the great feast in honor of the Holy First-leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul. The Church calls us to keep this fast according to the example of the holy Apostles, who, having received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, prepared themselves to preach the Gospels to the whole world. Read more about the fast here
All Saints of Russia. Parish Feast Day.
Vigil & Confessions: June 25, Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Blessing of the Waters: June 26, Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Liturgy: June 26, Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
According to a resolution of the All-Russian Church Counsel of 1917-1918, on the second Sunday after Pentecost the memory of All Saints who have Shown Forth in the Land of Russia is to be celebrated. Their service is published in a separate booklet, and is combined with the regular resurrectional service of the first tone, in the same manner as the first Sunday, of All Saints; however, a megalynarion is likewise appointed to be sung, which on the Sunday of All Saints is sung only in the case of a parish feast.
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St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco.
Moleben: July 2, Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Read more about St. John Shanghai and San Francisco here.   
3rd Sunday. Hieromartyr Methodius of Patara.
Vigil & Confessions: July 2, Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Liturgy: July 3, Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
4th Sunday. St. Sampson the Hospitable.
Vigil & Confessions: July 9, Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Liturgy: July 10, Sunday at 9.30 a.m.
Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.
 Vigil & Confessions: July 11, Monday at 6:00 p.m.
 Liturgy: July 12, Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
The Holy Glorious and All-praised First-leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul. The holy Church particularly reveres these two apostles and sets them apart from the rest —Peter, as the foremost of the apostles, that is, the one who first began his apostolic service, and Paul, as one who labored more than the rest, who worked more than others for the spreading of the Gospel. Both of these great apostles departed this life on the same day, June 29 (July 12 new calendar, through a martyric death in Rome under the emperor Nero. St. Peter was crucified upside-down upon a cross, and St. Paul, being a Roman citizen, was beheaded with the sword. The faithful prepare for the feast of the holy apostles Peter and Paul by means of a special fast, called the Apostles’ Fast, or St. Peter’s Fast.
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The 5th Sunday. St. Andrew of Crete. Royal Martyrs of Russia.
Vigil & Confessions: July 16, Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Liturgy: July 17, Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
As far as the glorification of the Royal Family is concerned, we must never forget from what great heights these people descended!… They went to the depths of terrible suffering, for we know from their biographies what they had to endure! At the beginning, when this wicked deed was committed, their holy names were abundantly covered with filth, oh, what kinds of things they would say about the Royal Family! But all of this, like a shell, has broken and fallen away from them before the entire world, and truly, this family is seen as a purely-Christian family, shining with good works, especially during their years of slander and sorrows. From what great heights they had fallen! Or to better put it, from what great heights did their enemies cast them!
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*Dates listed are according to the civil calendar.
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