June 18, 2017:The Apostles Fast
Program: Voice of Orthodoxy
Host: Rev. Fr. Vassilios Bebis
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Reference: The authority of the Apostles in the Church was unquestionable from the very beginning. Their powers were derived from Christ Himself. They preached boldly and acted as His representatives, teaching and speaking “in the Holy Spirit.” The place of honor accorded to them by the Church has no equal except for that of the Theotokos. They each have their own separate date of commemoration and they have a joint commemoration on June 30th, a feast whose importance is shown by the fact that it is preceded by a period of fasting.