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Today - a great Orthodox feast

July 12 2006
08:58

On that day, Orthodox Christians celebrating the Day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Celebration Church set to commemorate the service and sufferings of the saints, and marks the end of Petrov's post.

According to the Scriptures, they did more than any other of the apostles to preach the teachings of Christ.

Simon, who later adopted the name Peter, was the most ardent disciple and it is for his strong faith in the Son of God received from him the name "Peter", which means "stone".

Paul previously was named Saul, and at first was a staunch opponent of Christianity. But he was miraculously converted to the faith by God. Saul was baptized, received the name Paul, and became a zealous preacher of Christianity, and founded several churches.

At the time of Emperor Nero Apostles Peter and Paul were executed.

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