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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy & All-Glorious Apostle Peter

The Veneration of the Honorable Chains of the Holy and All-Praised Apostle Peter: In about the year 42, on the orders of Herod Agrippa, the Apostle Peter was thrown into prison for preaching about Christ the Savior. In prison he was held secure by two iron chains. During the night before his trial, an angel of the Lord removed these chains from the Apostle Peter and led him out from the prison (Acts 12:1-11).

Christians who learned of the miracle took the chains and kept them as precious keepsakes. For three centuries the chains were kept in Jerusalem, and those who were afflicted with illness and approached them with faith received healing. Patriarch Juvenal (July 2) presented the chains to Eudokia, wife of the emperor Theodosius the Younger, and she in turn transferred them from Jerusalem to Constantinople in either the year 437 or 439.

Eudokia sent one chain to Rome to her daughter Eudoxia (the wife of Valentinian), who built a church on the Esquiline hill dedicated to the Apostle Peter and placed the chain in it. There were other chains in Rome, with which the Apostle Peter was shackled before his martyrdom under the emperor Nero. These were also placed in the church. On January 16, the chains of Saint Peter are brought out for public veneration.

Taken from the ‘Lives of the Saints’ 


In accordance with the emergency regulation No. 2022-1 (issued 1-5-2022 & effective 1-6-2022) signed by Mayor Jacob Frey reinstating the citywide mask policy, until further notice, masks (covering both the mouth & nose) are required to be worn at all times (except for eating/drinking) in the Cathedral and Parish Center. The use of hand sanitizers and social distancing are still considered to be helpful. We are very grateful - before God and to our parish community - for our overall safety and stability through these long, difficult months! We look forward to seeing you!

Service Cancellation Policy
* No one should travel to church for services if the road conditions are dangerous.
* No services will be cancelled. Most services will be live streamed (links available on the our website).
* Those who cannot get to services should instead stay home, watch the live stream of the service if possible, and be happy in the knowledge that a priest and a chanter are singing the services and praying for them.
* Cancellation of services and activities will be posted on our website:

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.  (Galatians 6:2)

Schedule of ServicesServices listed below will be live streamed at

Monday, January 17
9:30-11:00 AM Mecom Visitation @ Cathedral
11:00 AM Mecom Funeral @ Cathedral

Wednesday, January 19
6:15 PM Vespers

Thursday, January 20
St. Euthymios the Great
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Saturday, January 22
5:00 PM Great Vespers

Sunday, January 23   31st Sunday after Pentecost
New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia
7:45 AM Matins @ Cathedral
8:30 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cemetery
9:00 AM Divine Liturgy @ Cathedral
Choir Group: St. Andrew

If you missed any of the live streaming services you can go to the playlist to replay them by clicking here


NOTE: Elevators available at both the Cathedral and the Parish Center.

This Week's Events
Monday, January 17
Church Office Closed

, January 18

, January 19
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal  

Thursday, January 20
7:30 PM Adult Bible Study @ Zoom

, January 21
NO Perohi Sales

Saturday, January 22

Sunday, January 23
11:00 AM Church School @ Parish Center
11:00 AM Coffee Hour @ Parish Center


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