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Apostles, Feasts of the
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Initially liturgical commemoration of the apostles, like that of the martyrs, was only local. The earliest commemorations at Rome were on Jun 29 (Peter and Paul) and Feb 22 (death of Peter?). Because these feasts were biblical, the Lutheran churches continued to observe most of them; when one fell on a workday, it was often observed as a “semi-holiday.” The new Roman Calendar of 1969 lists the following feasts of the apostles, which – with the exception of the Chair of Peter on Feb 22 – also appear in Protestant worship books: Conversion of …

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Bieritz, Karl-Heinrich, “Apostles, Feasts of the”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00927>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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