Saints Peter and Fevronia of Murom

The Day of Saints Peter and Fevronia since the days of Kievan Rus and until 1917, was broadly celebrated in Russia because it is believed that the saints Peter and Fevronia are the patrons of marriage and family, as well as the symbols of love and fidelity. On this day it was common to go to church, where the people asked for love and family grace.

Today is the day – July 8th has been dedicated by the Church to the memory of Sts. Peter and Fevronia (they are also remembered in September). The theme for this celebration is “Family, Love, and Faithfulness“, standards on which a Orthodox marriage, family and communal life should be built on. The life of Sts. Peter and Fevronia teaches us how to realize these standards in our personal lives.