24th Week of the Year: Readings and Feasts

SEPTEMBER 12 Mon Weekday [The Most Holy Name of Mary]

1 Cor 11:17-26, 33/Lk 7:1-10

13 Tue St John Chrysostom, Bishop, Doctor of the Church Memorial

1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a/Lk 7:11-17

14 Wed The Exaltation of the Holy Cross Feast

Nm 21:4b-9/Phil 2:6-11/Jn 3:13-17 

15 Thu Our Lady of Sorrows Memorial

1 Cor 15:1-11 /Jn 19:25-27 or Lk 2:33-35 

16 Fri Sts Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs Memorial

1 Cor 15:12-20/Lk 8:1-3 

17 Sat Weekday [St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church;

St Hildegard of Bingen, Virgin and Doctor of the Church] 

1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49/Lk 8:4-15 


Am 8:4-7/1 Tm 2:1-8/Lk 16:1-13 or 16:10-13 

Every week the liturgy takes us through the centuries. It take us back to biblical times and, with the saints, we enter times that shaped our own: 

With Saints Cornelius and Cyprian we’re in the  age of the martyrs. The feasts of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and our Lady of Sorrows bring us to to the age of pilgrimage, when Christians flocked to the Holy Land to visit the churches and holy sites where Jesus Christ was remembered. The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates the blessing of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built over the place of Jesus’s tomb and where he was crucified.

St. John Chrysostom brings us to the patristic age.  

Robert Bellarmine and Hildergarde of Bingen to Reformation times and to the age of the medieval mystics. 

Whether we know it or not we have been shaped by these times and they point the path we have to take.

Morning and Evening Prayers, week 4, here https://praydaybyday.org

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