St Stephen of Hungary (OF)/St Joachim (EF), Aug 16



In the ordinary form, today is the feast of St Stephen of Hungary (c967-1038), of whom the martyrology (of 15 August) says:

"At Albareale in Hungary, St. Stephen, king of the Hungary, Confessor, who was the first to convert the Hungarians to the faith of Christ.  He was received into heaven by the Virgin Mother of God on the very day of her Assumption..."

In the Extraordinary Form, today is the feast of St. Joachim, father of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (in the Benedictine calendar his feast was celebrated together with St Anne's a week or so back).

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