Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 24: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

The Magnificat antiphon for I Vespers (I beseech you, Lord take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have been foolish) refers to the first nocturn reading  for Sunday Matins, from 2 Samuel 12, where Nathan the prophet confronts King David over his sin with Bethsheba. 

Lambert Lombard, 1505-1566
The Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons for this Sunday reflect the day's Gospel (at Matins and in the EF Mass), St Mark 8:1-9, Our Lord miraculously feeds four thousand people.

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