Friday, July 20, 2007

Feast days of the week 22-28 July, A.D. 2007 (1962 liturgical calendar).


Sunday, 22 July, 2007
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (II)
"We have received the mercy of God and we are children of God, since we may say in all truth: Our Father. God has given us life, therefore we must do His holy Will."
Epistle: Bl. Paul to the Romans, 8:12-17.
Gospel: St. Luke, 16:1-9.

St. Mary Magdalen, Penitent (III)
"St. Mary Magdalen, of Magdala in Galilee, was the sister of St. Martha and St. Lazarus. First a sinner, she was converted by our Lord, who raised Lazarus at her prayer. She stood at the Cross 'till our Lord sent forth His Spirit'. After His Victory, Christ showed Himself to Magdalen and made her His messenger to announce His Resurrection to the Apostles."
Lesson: Canticle of Canticles, 3:2-5; 8:6-7.
Gospel: St. Luke, 7:36-50.

Monday, 23 July, 2007
St. Apollinaris, Bishop, Martyr (III)
"St. Apollinaris, a disciple of St. Peter, came with the latter from Antioch to Rome. He was consecrated Bishop of Ravenna and preached the Gospel of Christ amidst many persecutions, including prison and exile. The Apostle of Ravenna was beaten to death A.D. 79."
Epistle: First Letter of Blessed Peter the Apostle, 5:1-11.
Gospel: St. Luke, 22:24-30.

St. Liborius, Bishop, Confessor (Comm.)
"St. Liborius, a Gaul, was Bishop of Le Mans in France and died A.D. 395."
Lesson: Ecclesiasticus, 44:16-27; 45:3-20.
Gospel: St. Matthew 25:14-23.

Tuesday, 24 July, 2007
Ferial (IV)
Epistle: Bl. Paul to the Romans, 8:12-17.
Gospel: St. Luke, 16:1-9.

St. Christina, Virgin, Martyr (Comm.)
"St. Christina of Tuscany was martyred at the age of ten under Diocletian, A.D. 300."

Wednesday, 25 July, 2007
St. James, Apostle (III)
"St. James, called the Greater, preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria and Spain. On his return to Jerusalem, Herod condemned him to death; he was beheaded A.D. 42. His body was conveyed to Compostella in Spain, and is venerated by many pilgrims."
Epistle: First Letter of Bl. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, 4:9-15.
Gospel: St. Matthew, 20:17-38.

St. Christopher, Martyr (Comm.)
"The name Christopher means 'Christ-bearer'. He suffered martyrdom at Lycia, in Asia Minor, under Decius A.D. 250."

Thursday, 26 July, 2007
St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary (III)
"St. Anne, the spouse of Joachim, was the mother of Our Lady and the grandmother of Our Lord. Devotion to St. Anne has increased very much in the whole Church. She is highly venerated as the Patron of Brittany."
Lesson: Proverbs, 31:10-31.
Gospel: St. Matthew, 19:3-12.

Friday, 27 July, 2007
Ferial (IV)
Epistle: Bl. Paul to the Romans, 8:12-17.
Gospel: St. Luke, 16:1-9.

St. Pantaleon, Martyr (Comm)
"St. Pantaleon, a medical doctor at Nicomedia, and patron of doctors, was martyred during the persecution of Diocletian A.D. 303."

Saturday, 28 July 2007
Sts. Nazarius & Celsus, Martyrs,
St. Victor I, Pope, Martyr,
St. Innocent I, Pope, Confessor (III)
"Nazarius and his disciple Celcus are two Milanese martyrs. They were beheaded A.D. 67.

St. Victor, successor of St. Eleutherius, was martyred under Septimus Servius A.D. 199.

Having, like his contemporaries St. Jerome and St. Augustine, fought with his pen and his eloquence for the teaching of Christ, St. Innocent, the successor of St. Anastasius, died A.D. 417."
Lesson: Book of Wisdom, 10:17-20.
Gospel: St. Luke, 21:9-19.

[1] Remarks are abstracted from The Daily Missal and Liturgical Manual, from Editio Typica of the Roman Missal and Breviary, 1962
(Baronius Press Limited, London, 2004, in conjunction with the Fraternal Society of St. Peter,

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