Tuesday, October 25, 2016


'Tis the feast of Saint Tabitha (first century, A.K.A. Dorcas), whose rising from the dead at the hands of St. Peter is recorded int he Acts of the Apostles: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the feast of Saints Crispin & Crispian, Martyrs (died circa 286, the latter A.K.A. Crispinian), martyred in the reign of the emperor Diocletian: Martyr-link P-I-N, Martyr-link P-I-A-N, & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of the Forty Martyrs of England & Wales (died 1535-1679), martyred in the reigns of the monarchs Henry VIII, Edward VI, Elizabeth I, James VI & I, Charles I, & Charles II & the uncrowned Oliver Cromwell: Martyrs-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter to the Ephesians, chapter five, verses twenty-one thru thirty-three;
or, the Letter to the Ephesians, chapter five, verses two & twenty-five thru thirty-two;
Psalm One Hundred Twenty-eight, verses one thru five;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter thirteen, verses eighteen thru twenty-one.

Personal Reading
The Letter of James, chapter two (verses one thru twenty-six).

Commentary: Sin of Partiality (2:1-13) & Faith & Works (2:14-26).

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