Commemorated on June 30
The 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
The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Jude is also
commemorated on June 19. He is also known as Thaddeus (but should not be
confused with St Thaddeus of the Seventy, who is commemorated on August
21), and was the brother of St James (October 23).
For lists of the Apostles’ names, see: Mt.10:2, Mark 3:14, Luke 6:12, Acts 1:13, 26.
TROPARION - TONE 4
First-enthroned of the apostles, / teachers of the universe: / Entreat
the Master of all / to grant peace to the world, / and to our souls
KONTAKION - TONE 2
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!
SAINT OR FEAST POSTED THIS DATE 2014(with 2013's link here also and further:, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and even 2008!):
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