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Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul - Vincentius - 06-29-2012

The solemnity or Feast of St. Peter and Paul today, June 29, used to be a holyday of obligation, or was it?   It was or used to be in the Philippines, no longer I supposed because I have not heard one peep to honor the two of the greatest saints of the Church..  Today being a Friday, abstinence is excused because of the Solemnity.  I think feast is still observed in the Orthodox and Eastern Rite Churches.

Sancti Petri et Pauli, Orate Pro Nobis!


Re: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul - per_passionem_eius - 06-29-2012

Orate pro nobis

Deo gratias!

Thanks for the post!


Re: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul - CrusaderKing - 06-29-2012

It wasn't a Holy Day of Obligation in the U.S. as far as I know, going back to the 1950's. If I had my way, this would be one of the 6 Feasts I would add on to the Holy Day of Obligation list.

It is a First Class Feast according to the 1962 Missal and the pre-1955 Missal has it listed as a Double of the First Class Feast, so as the saying goes, the Feast comes before the Fast.

http://www.breviary.net/propsaints/propsaints06/propsaints0629.htm

http://www.magnificat.ca/cal/engl/06-29.htm

http://www.catholictradition.org/Saints/saints6-19.htm

http://www.catholictradition.org/Tradition/peters-primacy.htm

http://www.catholictradition.org/Tradition/saint-paul.htm



Re: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul - Phillipus Iacobus - 06-29-2012

I don't this solemnity was ever a Holy Day of Obligation in the US.

Things are probably different over there in PI, Vince, because of Spanish customs.


Re: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul - Josué - 06-29-2012

One of the best days to pray for our holy father. Happy feast day all!


Re: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul - MRose - 06-29-2012

(06-29-2012, 11:50 AM)Vincentius Wrote: The solemnity or Feast of St. Peter and Paul today, June 29, used to be a holyday of obligation, or was it?   It was or used to be in the Philippines, no longer I supposed because I have not heard one peep to honor the two of the greatest saints of the Church..  Today being a Friday, abstinence is excused because of the Solemnity.  I think feast is still observed in the Orthodox and Eastern Rite Churches.

Sancti Petri et Pauli, Orate Pro Nobis!

It is a Holy Day of Obligation for the Universal Church, but not so in the United States, for the Bishops have lifted the Mass requirement. I think this still means that one is obliged to abstain from servile works today, but I could be wrong about that. I did a quick search but cannot figure out if it has always been this way in the U.S.A. or is another recent innovation, a la dropping the obligation for some days on Saturdays & Mondays.

With the abstinence, under the 1983 Code, one is not bound to abstain on any solemnity. Traditionally, the abstinence is only lifted on a Holy Day of Obligation. I do not know how that would work with a day like today, for it is difficult to tell if today in the U.S. is a Holy Day of Obligation with the precept to assist at Mass lifted, or simply not a Holy Day at all. We need a canonist!


Re: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul - Prie dieu - 06-29-2012

It is a Holy Day of Obligation here.


Re: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul - Phillipus Iacobus - 06-29-2012

(06-29-2012, 04:33 PM)City Smurf Wrote: It is a Holy Day of Obligation here.

Then you can have meat. Lucky.


Re: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul - Scriptorium - 06-29-2012

This feast has not been a holy day in the US since the mid 1800s. And even then it was not universally held. The US as we know it has essentially always had the same six holy days. The 3rd Baltimore Council set this definitively in 1884.


Re: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul - Prie dieu - 06-29-2012

(06-29-2012, 04:35 PM)Crusader_Philly Wrote: Then you can have meat. Lucky.

I was going to have meat at lunch today until my father (non-practising) said "why?  It's Friday." and I was like "oh, yeah" so I skipped lunch :P.