St. Peter and St. Paul

Series: Praying with the Saints

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June 29, 2021 | The Very Rev. Paul Donison

    Father Paul leads Evening Prayer and tells the story of the two pillars of the church who found unity despite different viewpoints and who share a feast day in honor of their martyrdom.

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    Father Paul Donison hosts an online service of evening prayer with an inspiring story from the life of a Christian saint, followed by a pastoral reflection. Follow along with our PDF guide.

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