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Monday 11 June 2018    (other days)
Saint Barnabas, Apostle 
 on Monday after the Second Sunday after Trinity

The Holy Spirit has spoken to us through the prophets and teachers of the Church: come, let us adore him.

Year: B(II). Psalm week: 2. Liturgical Colour: Red.

St Barnabas the Apostle
Saint Barnabas was born in Cyprus. He was one of the early converts in Jerusalem and vouched for St Paul when he appeared before the elders there. He accompanied Paul on his first missionary journey and later went to Cyprus with his cousin John Mark (Mark the evangelist) to preach the gospel there. He was probably martyred at Salamis in Cyprus, some time before the year 61. See the articles in the Catholic Encyclopaedia and Wikipedia.

About the author of the Second Reading in today's Office of Readings:

Second Reading: Saint Chromatius (- c.406)
Chromatius was Bishop of Aquileia, at the head of the Adriatic Sea, and died about 406-407. He was probably born at Aquileia, and in any case grew up there. He was one of the most celebrated prelates of his time and was in active correspondence with his illustrious contemporaries, St Ambrose, St Jerome, and Rufinus. Himself a scholarly theologian, he urged these three friends to the composition of many learned works. His own surviving works include a set of treatises on St Matthew’s Gospel and a homily on the Beatitudes.

Liturgical colour: red
Red is the colour of fire and of blood. Liturgically, it is used to celebrate the fire of the Holy Spirit (for instance, at Pentecost) and the blood of the martyrs.

Mid-morning reading (Terce)Romans 1:16-17 ©
I am not ashamed of the Good News: it is the power of God saving all who have faith – Jews first, but Greeks as well – since this is what reveals the justice of God to us: it shows how faith leads to faith, or as scripture says: The upright man finds life through faith.

Noon reading (Sext)1 Thessalonians 2:2-4 ©
It was our God who gave us the courage to proclaim his Good News to you in the face of great opposition. We have not taken to preaching because we are deluded, or immoral, or trying to deceive anyone; it was God who decided that we were fit to be entrusted with the Good News, and when we are speaking, we are not trying to please men but God.

Afternoon reading (None)2 Timothy 1:8-9 ©
Bear hardships with me for the sake of the Good News, relying on the power of God who has saved us and called us to be holy – not because of anything we ourselves have done but for his own purpose and by his own grace, which has been granted to us in Christ Jesus.

Scripture readings taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers. For on-line information about other Random House, Inc. books and authors, see the Internet web site at http://www.randomhouse.com.
 
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