Friday, June 29, 2007

Saints Peter and Paul

Today is the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul. They each had their own groove on how to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the faith of the Church. They did not always see eye to eye. Peter saw himself as being an apostle to his Jewish kin. Paul was an apostle to everyone else.

We commemorate them today because of the Church's tradition that Peter and Paul both died in Rome in 64 A.D. as martyrs under the persecution of the Emperor Nero.

Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified you by their martyrdom: Grant that your Church, instructed by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by your Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
Founding Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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