Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Cleveland, Ohio


FERIAL DAY
(Mass of preceding Sunday)
[Requiem or Votive Mass allowed]

FEAST OF THE HOLY RELICS
[In some places]
(In the Cathedral Church of Cleveland)

SAINTS ZACHARY & ELIZABETH
[Parents of St. John the Baptist]

Saint Elizabeth

1st Century BC

November 5

Descendant of the Old Testament patriarch, Aaron. Wife of Zachary, temple priest. Relative of Mary. Mother of Saint John the Baptist, becoming pregnant very late in life. She was the Elizabeth that Mary visited soon after the Annunciation. Described in the Gospel of Luke as "righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly."


Born: 1st century BC


Died: 1st century AD of natural causes


Canonized: Pre-Congregation


Patronage
expectant mothers, pregnant women


Representation
elderly lady holding the infant John the Baptist; pregnant woman with the Virgin Mary; in company of Saint Zachary