Traditional Mass

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Archbishop of Constantinople in the fourth century, John was surnamed Chrysostom, "the golden-mouthed," because of his moving eloquence. His gifted pen, as well as his sermons drew many to christ. The saint's courageous condemnation of sinfulness brought him exile and all manner of ill-usage from his persecutors. Solicitous for the poor of Constantinople, St. John also looked beyond the boundaries of his episcopal see, and sent out missioners among the Scythians, Persians, and Goths. With the praise of God on his lips, this great Doctor of the Eastern Church died in exile on September 14, 407.

Mass of a DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH, except

O Lord, the merits and teachings of the blessed confessor bishop John Chrysostom reflected glory on Your Church. May she flourish and increase through Your divine grace. Through Our Lord . . .
Commemoration of SAINT ANGELA MERICI
Founder of the Ursulines.

O God, You instituted a new congregation of holy virgins in the Church through blessed Angela. May her intercession help us to practice the angelic virtues and renounce earthly things for the sake of everlasting happiness. through Our Lord . . .

GRADUAL (Eccli. 44:20)
Behold a great priest, who pleased God in his life. V. There was none found the like to him, who kept the law of the Most High.

Alleluia, alleluia! (V. Jac. 1:12)
Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been tried, he will receive the crown of life.