Wednesday, July 20, 2016


'Tis the Optional Memorial of Saint Apollinaris, Bishop & Martyr (died circa 79, A.K.A. of Ravenna), martyred in the reign of the emperor Vespasian: Martyr-link ┼źnus, Martyr-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
Bishop, martyr, & possible disciple of St. Peter. Apollinaris became the first Bishop of Ravenna, in Italy. He suffered exile because of his preaching & converts.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Margaret of Antioch, Virgin & Martyr (circa 289-304, A.K.A. Marina), martyred in the reign of the emperor Diocletian, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link XIV.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Jeremiah, chapter one, verses one & four thru ten;
Psalm Seventy-one, verses one thru four(a), five thru six(b), fifteen, & seventeen;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter thirteen, verses one thru nine;

or, for St. Apollinaris:
The Book of Ezekiel, chapter thirty-four, verses eleven thru sixteen;
Psalm Twenty-three, verse one;
The Gospel according to John, chapter ten, verses eleven thru sixteen.

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