April 25, 2001
volume 12, no. 115

Liturgy for Wednesday and Thursday, April 25th and 26th

Wednesday, April 25, 2001    Meditation

      Red vestments
Novus Ordo

Entrance: Mark 16: 15
First Reading: 1 Peter 5: 5-14
Responsorial: Psalm 89: 2-3, 6-7, 16-17
Gospel Reading: Mark 16: 15-20
Communion: Matthew 28: 20

Ordinary of the Mass of the Catechumens*

Introit: Psalm 63: 3
Epistle: Ezechiel 1: 10-14
Alleluia: Psalm 88: 6; 20: 4
Gospel: Luke 10: 1-9
Offertory: Psalm 88: 6
Communion: Psalm 63: 11


   Converted by Saint Peter after Jesus ascended into Heaven, Saint Mark accompanied Peter to Rome, becoming Peter's secretary as Peter recounted the life of Christ for Mark to record in Greek for the Gentiles. Mark is noted for the vivid images he portrayed of Christ's personality to give us a better insight into the Son of God, such as "He embraced...the little children." After Peter's death, Mark was dispatched to Egypt where he found the Church of Alexandria and was responsible for large numbers of converts. He was the father of the anchorites, the early hermits, and he set up a great Christian school to educate the populace. Upset with his influence, heathens captured him, dragging him over rough hewn stones and flinging him into a dark prison cell. There, consoled by Angels through a magnificent vision of Jesus, Mark lovingly embraced his death in true love for Christ and His followers. Mark is represented as a lion since his gospel begins with Saint John the Baptist as the "voice of one crying in the wilderness."

Thursday, April 26, 2001    Meditation
    Easter Weekday
      White vestments
Novus Ordo

Entrance: Psalm 67: 8-9, 20
First Reading: Acts 5: 27-33
Responsorial: Psalm 34: 2, 9, 17-20
Gospel Reading: John 3: 31-36
Communion: Matthew 28: 20

Ordinary of the Mass of the Catechumens*

Introit: John 21: 15-17
Epistle: 1 Peter 5: 1-4, 10-11
Gradual: Psalm 106: 32, 31
Gospel: Matthew 16: 13-19
Offertory: Jeremias 1: 9-10
Communion: Matthew 16: 18

* = The Latin Mass by Indult of Ecclesia Dei - April 26: Feast of Pope Saints Cletus and Marcellinus, Martyrs.

April 25, 2001
volume 12, no. 115
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