Synaxis of the Glorious and All-Praiseworthy Twelve Apostles of Christ
appears to be an ancient Feast. The Church honors each of the Twelve
Apostles on separate dates during the year, and has established a
general commemoration for all of them on the day after the commemoration
of the Glorious and First-Ranked among the Apostles Peter and Paul.
The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Bartholomew is also commemorated on June 11 and August 25.
For lists of the Apostles' names, see: Mt.10:2, Mark 3:14, Luke 6:12, Acts 1:13, 26.
First-enthroned of the apostles,
teachers of the universe:
Entreat the Master of all
to grant peace to the world,
and to our souls great mercy!
Today Christ the Rock glorifies with highest honor
The rock of Faith and leader of the Apostles,
Together with Paul and the company of the twelve,
Whose memory we celebrate with eagerness of faith,
Giving glory to the one who gave glory to them!