Introit

Introit
Traditional Mass

Friday, November 05, 2010

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)

WITHIN THE OCTAVE


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




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