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Saturday, August 26th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 23:1-12.


Saturday of the Twentieth week in Ordinary Time

26 August 2017

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

“Do not be called ‘Master’; you have but one master,

the Messiah.The greatest among you must be your servant.

 

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 23:1-12.

Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples,
saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.
Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice.
They tie up heavy burdens (hard to carry) and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them.
All their works are performed to be seen. They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.
They love places of honor at banquets, seats of honor in synagogues,
greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation ‘Rabbi.’
As for you, do not be called ‘Rabbi.’ You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers.
Call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven.
Do not be called ‘Master’; you have but one master, the Messiah.
The greatest among you must be your servant.
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

 

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Saturday of the Twentieth week in Ordinary Time

26 August 2017

Commentary of the day

Isaac the Syrian (7th century), monk near Mosul
Spiritual discourse 58, 1st Series

“Whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.”

      There is a humility that comes from the fear of God, and there is a humility that comes from God himself. There are persons who are humble because they fear God, and there are persons who are humble because they know joy. The first, those who are humble because they fear God, receive sweetnes in their body, a balance of the senses and a heart that is broken at all times. The others, those who are humble because they know joy, receive a great simplicity and a big heart that nothing holds back any longer.

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Saturday of the Twentieth week in Ordinary Time

26 August 2017

Saint of the day

St. Zephyrinus,

Pope and Martyr

(† 217)

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SAINT ZEPHYRINUS
Pope and Martyr
(† 217)

        Zephyrinus, a native of Rome, succeeded Victor in the pontificate, in the year 198, in which Severus raised the fifth most bloody persecution against the Church, which continued not for two years only, but until the death of that emperor in 211.

        Under this furious storm this holy pastor was the support and comfort of the distressed flock of Christ, and he suffered by charity and compassion what every confessor underwent. The triumphs of the martyrs were indeed his joy, but his heart received many deep wounds from the fall of apostates and heretics. Neither did this latter affliction cease when peace was restored to the Church.

        Our Saint had also the affliction to see the fall of Tertullian, which seems to have been owing partly to his pride. Eusebius tells us that this holy Pope exerted his zeal so strenuously against the blasphemies of the heretics that they treated him in the most contumelious manner; but it was his glory that they called him the principal defender of Christ’s divinity.

        St. Zephyrinus filled the pontifical chair nineteen years, dying in 217. He was buried in his own cemetery, on the 26th of August. He is, in some Martyrologies, styled a martyr, which title he might deserve by what he suffered in the persecution, though he perhaps did not die by the executioner.

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

 

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Here are the Catholic Ten Commandments:

  1. I am the LORD your God. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.
  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
  4. Honor your father and your mother.
  5. You shall not kill.
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
  7. You shall not steal.
  8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
  10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

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