Commemoration of St. Paul
June 30, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 30 of June, repeating indefinitely
Today’s feast is in some sense a repetition of yesterday’s. In the early Church, on June 29 in Rome two stations were held: one at St. Peter’s, the other at the basilica of St. Paul-Outside-the-Walls, at the tomb of each of the two Apostles. Subsequently, the “Commemoration of St. Paul” was transferred to the following day. Yesterday, after emphasizing Peter’s prerogatives, the Church today recalls the special mission of Paul as Apostle of the Gentiles.