Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost/23rd in Ordinary Time

The Gospel this Sunday in the EF is Luke 7:11-16 (resurrection of the young man from Naim); in the Ordinary Form it is Mark 7:31-37.

There is also a commemoration (at low Mass and Lauds in the EF/Benedictine calendars) of St Gorgonius, of whom the martyrology says:

"At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Dorotheus and Gorgonius. The greatest honors had been conferred on them by the emperor Diocletian, but as they detested the cruelty which he exercised against the Christians, they were by his order suspended in his presence, and lacerated with whips; then their skin being torn from their bodies, and vinegar with salt poured over them, they were burned on a gridiron and finally strangled. After some time, the body of blessed Gorgonius was brought to Rome, and deposited on the Latin road. Thence it was transferred to the Basilica of St. Peter."

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