Friday, September 20, 2019 UTC

JUNE 12 & 13: COMMEMORATION OF BARTHOLOMEW & BARNABAS APOSTLES

JUNE 12: 3RD HOUR – 9:45 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, TALK BY SUBDEACON TIM FARISS AFTER LITURGY; DAILY READERS VESPERS – 6:00 PM, FOLLOWED BY TALK BY SUBDEACON TIME FARISS; JUNE 13: YOUNG ADULT FELLOWSHIP FOLLOWED BY COMPLINE WITH SUBDEACON TIM- 7:00 PM.  On June 11th we commemorate Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas. Saint Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles & a Galilean.  After receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, he traveled in the service of the Gospel to Arabia and Persia, and brought to India a translation of the Gospel according to Matthew. His life ended in Armenia, where he met his martyrdom by crucifixion. He was also known as Nathaniel. Saint Barnabas was one of the Seventy, from Cyprus, & a Levite. After Christ’s Ascension, he led the Seventy until the Apostle Paul’s conversion. He is mentioned often in the Acts of the Apostles, which describes some of his travels as a companion of St Paul. By all accounts, he was the first to preach the Gospel of Christ in Rome and in Milan.