Happy Names Day

Saturday, June 29th, we celebrated one of our parish founders’ names day, one who takes after his patron saint to lead our parish in dedication and caring.

The Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leader of the Apostles, Paul.

The hymns for this Feast speak of Saints Peter and Paul as the leaders (koryphaioi), and chiefs of the Apostles. They are, without a doubt, the foremost in the ranks of the Apostles.

The koryphaioi were leaders of the chorus in ancient Greek tragedy. They set the pattern for the singing, and also for the dance movements and gestures of the chorus. Before Sophocles, there were twelve members of the chorus, and Saints Peter and Paul were the leaders of the twelve Apostles.