Wednesday, November 9, 2016


'Tis the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica: Archbasilica-link ūnus, Archbasilica-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
The Lateran Basilica in Rome is the oldest & highest ranking of the four major basilicas in Rome. The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral of the diocese of Rome, the official ecclesiastical seat of the Holy Father, the Bishop of Rome, not St. Peter's Basilica.
Quoth Franciscan Media:
Unlike the commemorations of other Roman churches, this anniversary is a feast. The dedication of a church is a feast for all its parishioners. In a sense, St. John Lateran is the parish church of all Catholics, because it is the pope’s cathedral. This church is the spiritual home of the people who are the Church.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Ursinus of Bourges, Bishop (third century): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Benignus of Armagh, Bishop (died 467), nicknamed "St. Patrick's Psalm-singer:" Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Blessed George Napper, Priest & Martyr (1550-1610), martyred in the reign of the king James VI & I: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Ezra, chapter forty-seven, verses one, two, eight, nine, & twelve;
Psalm Forty-six, verses two, three, five, six, eight, & nine;
The First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter three, verses nine(c) thru eleven, sixteen, & seventeen;
The Gospel according to John, chapter two, verses thirteen thru twenty-two.

Individual Reading
The Book of Job, chapter three (verses one thru twenty-six);
The Book of Job, chapter four (verses one thru twenty-one);
The Book of Job, chapter five (verses one thru twenty-seven).

Commentary: Job's Plaint (3, inclusive) & Eliphaz's First Speech (4 & 5, inclusive).

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