The image below, which is in the public domain, shows us today’s saints, Peter and Paul, in a painting by El Greco. St Peter holds a key in his left hand, while St Paul has his hand on a book which undoubtedly holds his Epistles.

The Orthodox Liturgy gives us this Troparion: ‘First enthroned of the apostles, teachers of the universe: entreat the Master of all to grant peace to the world, and to our souls great mercy!’

May these two great saints pray for us, that through their message we may indeed receive the mercy of Christ, and may God bless you this day.