Wednesday, 16 January, 2008
“St. Marcellus I defended the rights of the Church with heroic resistance. On this account he was exiled by the heretical Maxentius. He died A.D. 310.”
Collect : We beseech Thee, O Lord, mercifully hearken to Thy people praying for help through the merits of blessed Marcellus Thy Martyr and Pontiff, in whose martyrdom we rejoice. Through our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.
Epistle: From the First Letter of Bl. Peter the Apostle, 5:1-4, 10-11.
Gospel: Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, 16:13-19.
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, www.baroniuspress.com)