Saturday, November 12, 2016


'Tis the Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr, O.S.B.M. (circa 1580-1623), martyred by an Orthodox Christian mob: Martyr-link ūnus, Martyr-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
In 1054, a formal split called a schism took place between the Eastern Church centered in Constantinople & the Western Church centered in Rome. Josaphat, an Eastern Rite bishop, is held up as a martyr to church unity because he died trying to bring part of the Orthodox church into union with Rome.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Machar of Aberdeen, Bishop (died circa 540): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Cunibert, Bishop (circa 600-663, A.K.A. Honoberht): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Third Letter of John, verses five thru eight;
Psalm One Hundred Twelve, verses one thru six;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter eighteen, verses one thru eight;

or, for St. Josaphat:
The Letter to the Ephesians, chapter four, verses one thru seven, eleven, twelve, & thirteen;
Psalm Forty, verse five (a);
or, Psalm One, verse two(a);
or, Psalm Ninety-two, verses thirteen & fourteen;
The Gospel according to John, chapter seventeen, verses twenty thru twenty-six.

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