Today the Church celebrates the memory of Sts. Peter and Paul, the prime Apostles. Why does the Church celebrate them together? According to St. Augustine it is because,
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.
May we follow the confession of faith that Sts. Peter and Paul preached and suffered for. Through their prayers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen