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29. June 2017 : Saints Peter and Paul, apostles - Solemnity
Acts of the Apostles 12:1-11.

In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.
He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,
and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jews he proceeded to arrest Peter also. (It was (the) feast of Unleavened Bread.)
He had him taken into custody and put in prison under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.
Peter thus was being kept in prison, but prayer by the church was fervently being made to God on his behalf.
On the very night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter, secured by double chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while outside the door guards kept watch on the prison.
Suddenly the angel of the Lord stood by him and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and awakened him, saying, "Get up quickly." The chains fell from his wrists.
The angel said to him, "Put on your belt and your sandals." He did so. Then he said to him, "Put on your cloak and follow me."
So he followed him out, not realizing that what was happening through the angel was real; he thought he was seeing a vision.
They passed the first guard, then the second, and came to the iron gate leading out to the city, which opened for them by itself. They emerged and made their way down an alley, and suddenly the angel left him.
Then Peter recovered his senses and said, "Now I know for certain that (the) Lord sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people had been expecting."

Psalms 34(33):2-3.4-5.6-7.8-9.

I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the LORD;
the lowly will hear me and be glad.
Glorify the LORD with me,
let us together extol his name.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,
and your faces may not blush with shame.
When the poor one called out, the LORD heard,
and from all his distress he saved him.
The angel of the LORD encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Taste and see how good the LORD is;
blessed the man who takes refuge in him.

Second Letter to Timothy 4:6-8.17-18.

Beloved: I am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.
From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance.
But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the proclamation might be completed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was rescued from the lion's mouth.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 16:13-19.

Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi and he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter said in reply, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."
Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.
And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

“I am the least of the apostles,not fit to be called an apostle” (1Co 15,9)
Saint Bernard (1091-1153), Cistercian monk and doctor of the Church

3rd sermon for the Feast of the holy apostles Peter and Paul, passim

Rightly, my brethren, does the Church apply these words of the Wise Man to the holy apostles, Peter and Paul: “These also were godly men whose virtues have not been forgotten; their wealth remains with their descendants” (Sir 44,10-11). Yes, we might very truly refer to them as godly men since they won mercy for themselves, were full of mercy, and it was in his mercy that God gave them to us.Now see what mercy it was that they won. If you question Paul about it... he will tell you himself: “I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and an arrogant man, but I have been mercifully treated by God” (cf. 1Tm 1,13). Indeed, who doesn't know about all the dreadful things he did to the Christians in Jerusalem... and even in the whole of Judea?... As for the blessed Peter, I have something different to tell you, but it is something that is all the more sublime as it is unique. For in fact, if Paul sinned he did so unawares since he was without faith; but Peter's eyes, to the contrary, were wide open at the time of his fall (Mt 26,69f.). Yet “where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more” (Rm 5,20)... If Saint Peter could rise up to such a height of sanctity after so disastrous a fall, who can now despair, however little he, too, desires to forsake his sins? Note what the Gospel says: “He went out and wept bitterly” (v.75)...You have heard what mercy the apostles obtained, and from now on none of you will be crushed by his past sins more than is necessary... If you sinned, didn't Paul sin even more? If you fell, didn't Peter fall even deeper than you? Now both of them, by repenting, not only gained salvation but became great saints. They even became ministers of salvation and teachers of holiness. Do the same yourself, my brother, because it is for your sake that Scripture calls them “godly men”.


The example above is the result of adding the class dg_custom in the CSS-File of the Joomla template. We use the following html-tags to generate this result:

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