Thursday, June 28, 2007

Two feast days.

Tomorrow is the Feast of St Peter and St Paul.

Peter was the first bishop of Rome, the first Pope. He was previously a fisherman and Jesus invited Peter to follow him, "I will make you a fisher of men."

Peter's name was Simon but Jesus changed it to Cephas ( Peter - rock), saying "On this rock I will build my church." Peter was the leader of the apostles.

Pauls' original name was Saul and he was Jewish. However, because he was born in Tarsus, he was also a Roman citizen with the Roman name of Paul .

Paul has been called the apostle of the Gentiles because he preached the Gospel to those people who were not Jewish. This mission took him across the then known world and, in the New Testament, we can read many of Paul's letters to the newly formed local churches in various areas of the world .

In Hungary, bread is often blessed after Mass on this feast day. I think tomorrow will be a perfect opportunity for us to bake some bread - perhaps we'll try a specialty bread recipe, like this Apple Raisin Bread. Fruit breads are low on the GI index!

The Catholic Culture site also suggests making Apostle Cookies on this day. We'll stick to the healthier bread I think!

Saturday's feast is the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. Suggested activities include making ( or buying) a torte or Name Day cake - and eating it, of course! And praying the Litany of the Saints.
Perhaps you will join us in making bread or eating cake in honour of these feast days? :-)


Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Can you believe June is almost over!? Too shocking!

Enjoy the feast day - it's one of my favorites!

Sabine said...

Hey! Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog. Thanks for your comment, we knew you'd be in agreement :-)

I also love the Catholic Culture website you mentioned for the Apostle's cookies, I'll have to check them out.

Leonie said...

Happy feast day, you two. :-)

Sabine, I definitely agree with your post re the role of women and Christian feminism - I can feel a blog post stirring in my mind, in positive response to your post on your blog....:-)