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Sunday, January 8th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 2:1-12.


Epiphany of the Lord

8 January 2017

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering

the house they saw the child with Mary his mother.

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 2:1-12.

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,
saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.”
When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.
They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet:
‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; since from you shall come a ruler, who is to shepherd my people Israel.'”
Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star’s appearance.
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search diligently for the child. When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do him homage.”
After their audience with the king they set out. And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.
They were overjoyed at seeing the star,
and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.

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THANK YOU

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto

YOUTUBE

of

The Sunday Mass – Epiphany of the Lord

(January 8, 2017)

Presider: Rev. Robert Mignella

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Epiphany of the Lord

8 January 2017

Saints of the day

St. Apollinaris,

The Apologist, Bishop (2nd century)

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SAINT APOLLINARIS, THE APOLOGIST
Bishop
(2nd century)

        Claudius Apollinaris, Bishop of Hierapolis in Phrygia, was one of the most illustrious prelates of the second age. Notwithstanding the great encomiums bestowed on him by Eusebius, St. Jerome, Theodoret, and ethers, but little is known of his actions; and his writings, which then were held in great esteem, seem now to be all lost.

        He wrote many able treatises against the heretics, and pointed out, as St. Jerome testifies, from what philosophical sect each heresy derived its errors. Nothing rendered his name so illustrious, however, as his noble apology for the Christian religion which he addressed to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, about the year 175, soon after the miraculous victory that prince had obtained over the Quadi by the prayers of the Christians.

St. Apollinaris reminded the emperor of the benefit he had received from God through the prayers of his Christian subjects, and implored protection for them against the persecution of the pagans. Marcus Aurelius published an edict in which he forbade any one, under pain of death, to accuse a Christian on account of his religion; by a strange inconsistency, he had not the courage to abolish the laws then in force against the Christians, and, as a consequence, many of them suffered martyrdom, though their accusers were also put to death.

        The date of St. Apollinaris’ death is not known; the Roman Martyrology mentions him on the 8th of January.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

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Epiphany of the Lord

8 January 2017

Saints of the day

St. Severin,

Abbot (410-482)

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 St. Severin
Abbot
(410-482)

         Among the inhabitants of Noricum (now Austria), the abbot St. Severin who propagated the Gospel in that country, and is called its apostle. 

        By divine power his body was carried to Lucullano, near Naples, and thence transferred to the monastery of St. Severin.

The Roman Martyrology

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

and

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

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