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Monday, December 26th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 10:17-22.


Saint Stephen, first martyr – Feast

26 December 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

“You will be hated by all because of my name,

but whoever endures to the end will be saved.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 10:17-22.

Jesus said to His disciples: “But beware of men, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues,
and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans.
When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say.
For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.
You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved.”

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THANK YOU

National Catholic Broadcasting Council

Daily TV Mass

YouTube

by

Msgr. Sam Bianco – Celebrant
Deacon Mike Walsh = Homilist

Celebrates Daily Mass from Loretto Abbey in Toronto

of

Daily TV Mass Monday, December 26, 2016

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Saint Stephen, first martyr – Feast

26 December 2016

Saint of the day

St. Stephen,

The first martyr

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SAINT STEPHEN
The first martyr
Feast

         Saint Stephen is one of the first deacons chosen by the early church in Acts of the Apostles.
Upon the death of Jesus, Stephen began to work hard to spread what was then called The Way. He preached the teachings of Jesus and participated in the conversion of Jews and Gentiles. Acts tells the story of how Stephen was tried by the Sanhedrin for blasphemy and was then stoned to death by an infuriated mob encouraged by Saul of Tarsus, the future Saint Paul. He died praying for those who killed him : “Lord, do not hold this sin against them”.

         Saint Stephen’s name is simply derived from the Greek Stephanos, meaning “crown”, which translated into Aramaic as Kelil. Saint Stephen is traditionally invested with a crown of martyrdom for Christianity and is often depicted in art with three stones and the martyrs’ palm. In Eastern Christian iconography he is shown as a young beardless man with a tonsure, wearing deacon’s vestments, and often holding a miniature church building and censer.

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Lord,
today we celebrate the entrance of Saint Stephen
into eternal glory.
He died praying for those who killed him.
Help us to imitate his goodness
and love our ennemies.

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MERRY CHRISTMASS

and

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

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