Feast days of the week 16-22 November, A.D. 2008 (1962 liturgical calendar).
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
THE DEDICATION OF THE BASILICAS OF SS. PETER AND PAUL (III)
“The two Basilicas, of st. Peter on the Vatican Hill and of St. Paul without the Walls, on the Ostian Way, were erected by Constantine on the site of the martyrdom of these Apostles. They were consecrated by St. Sylvester on November 18 A.D. 325.”
Collect: O God, who, though unseen, upholdest all things, and yet for the salvation of mankind dost visibly show signs of Thy power: give glory to this temple by the might of Thy indwelling, and grant that all who in their deep distress shall come and call upon Thee here, may receive Thy goodly comfort. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.
Lesson: From the Book of the Apocalypse of Blessed John the Apostle, 21:2-5.
[The new Jerusalem, the Church described.]
Gospel: Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke, 19:1-10.
[This day is salvation come to this house, the Church.]
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)