May 17, 2000
volume 11, no. 94

LITURGY for WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY - May 17 and 18, 2000

Wednesday, May 17, 2000

      First Reading: Acts 12: 24-25; 13: 1-5
      Psalms: Psalm 67: 2-3, 5-6, 8
      Gospel Reading: John 12: 44-50

Thursday, May 18, 2000

    Thursday May 18:
    Thursday in Easter and
    Feast of Pope Saint John I, Martyr
    80th Birthday of His Holiness Pope John Paul II

    White or red vestments

      First Reading: Acts 13: 13-25
      Psalms: Psalm 89: 2-3. 21-22, 25, 27
      Gospel Reading: John 13: 16-20

Feast of Pope Saint John I, Martyr

       The 53rd successor of Peter, Pope Saint John I was born in Tuscany and became a priest and then bishop before being elected Pope on August 13, 523. John was asked to go to Constantinople to settle issues regarding the Arians for the Arianism heresy was running rampant. He became the first pope to visit Constantinople and while there he crowned Justinian emperor. This did not sit well with his rival, the ribald Theodoric who retaliated violently by invading Italy and imprisoning the Pope, accusing John of treason and threw him into shackles in Ravenna where he died on this day in 526 of neglect and starvation.


May 17, 2000
volume 11, no. 94

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