Saturday, April 13, 2024 UTC

MAY 10: COMMEMORATION OF SIMON THE ZEALOT APOSTLE

    MAY 10: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM.  NOTE: Since, the Feast of Sts Cyril and Methodius, Apostles of the Slavs, is on Saturday, May 11th, this year, we will celebrate their feast day today. See the following post for information about them.

On May 10th we commemorate Simon the Zealot, Apostle.  As noted from oca.org, “Saint Simon was from Cana in Galilee, and was known to the Lord and His Mother. Tradition says that he was the bridegroom at the wedding where the Savior performed His first miracle. After witnessing the miracle of the water which had been turned into wine, he became a zealous follower of Christ. For this reason, he is known as Saint Simon the Zealot. Saint Simon was one of the twelve Apostles, and received the Holy Spirit with the others on Pentecost. He traveled to many places from Britain to the Black Sea, proclaiming the Gospel of Christ. After winning many pagans to the Lord, Saint Simon suffered martyrdom by crucifixion.”

 

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