On the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, I thought it was altogether appropriate to post a few photos from the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, otherwise known as Washington Cathedral, and also otherwise known as the National Cathedral.
Having spent some wonderful time at the cathedral and the Cathedral Close, it is near and dear to my heart.
Collect of the Day: Peter and Paul
Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified you by their martyrdom: Grant that your Church, instructed by their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by your Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
St. Augustine on St. Peter and St. Paul
Both apostles share the same feast day, for these two were one; and even though they suffered on different days, they were as one. Peter went first, and Paul followed. And so we celebrate this day made holy for us by the apostles' blood. Let us embrace what they believed, their life, their labors, their sufferings, their preaching, and their confession of faith.
St. Augustine (Sermon 295)