Saints And Feasts Of East And West
I like to think of today as a day when East meets West in the Catholic Church. In the Eastern church, the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus is celebrated; in the Western church, it is the feast of two great saints who, along with St John Chrysostom, in the Eastern church are part of the three Hierarchs.
God raised up these two saints as examples of hard working servants for His Church and also to extol His earthly gift of friendship. May their lives of both service and friendship be models for us today.
You can read more about these saints here.