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The Apostles' Fast

The Apostles' Fast, also called the Fast of the Holy Apostles, the Fast of Peter and Paul, or sometimes simply St. Peter's Fast, is a fast observed by the faithful of the Eastern Churches (both Catholics and Orthodox). It is one of the four periods of fasting handed down through Holy Tradition. The others being the Great Lent Fast, the Nativity Fast and the Dormition Fast. The Apostles' Fast begins on the second Monday after Pentecost (the day following All Saints' Sunday) and continues until the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on June 29.

During this year of 2009, according to the Old Calendar, the Fast begins on June 15. Following the New Calendar, the Fast begins on June 8. Always check with your eparchy or archeparchy for complete details and pastoral recommendations.

To read our entire article about the Apostles' Fast, please go here.

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"And Jesus came and said to them 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the close of the age." - Gospel of St. Matthew 28:20.

Christ is in our midst, and ever shall be!

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