Thursday, November 10, 2016


'Tis the Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor of the Church (circa 400-461), forty-fifth Bishop of Rome: Doctor-link ūnus, Doctor-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
He was a pope & doctor, whose pontificate the Council of Chalcedon (451) defined that Christ is one divine person with two natures, divine & human. He vigorously defended the unity of the Church.
I attended Mass at Holy Family on Monday (no Mass is celebrated at Holy Redeemer on Monday), but there were no parish bulletins to be had.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Grellan, Missionary (fifth century): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Our sources are unclear on whether St. Grellan was a priest or a bishop, but both seem likely.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Baudolino, Hermit (circa 700-740): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter to Philemon, verses seven thru twenty;
Psalm One Hundred Forty-six, verses seven thru ten;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter seventeen, verses twenty thru twenty-five;

or, for St. Leo:
The Book of Sirach, chapter thirty-nine, verses six thru ten;
Psalm Thirty-seven, verse thirty(a);
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter sixteen, verses thirteen thru nineteen.

Individual Reading
The Book of Job, chapter six (verses one thru thirty);
The Book of Job, chapter seven (verses one thru twenty-one);
The Book of Job, chapter eight (verses one thru twenty-two);
The Book of Daniel, chapter two, verses thirty-one thru forty-nine;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter seventeen, verses twenty-six thru thirty-seven.

Commentary: Job's First Reply (Job, 6 & 7, inclusive) & Bildad's First Speech (8, inclusive), the King's Dream (Daniel, 2:31-49), & the Day of the Son of Man (Luke, 17:26-37).

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