Today we recall two biblical saints, one from the Old Testament and one from the New. Know anyone named Zach? Tomorrow is his day! Know anyone named…um, Onesiphorus? Well, it’s his day, too. Here is the Martyrology entry:
The commemoration of Saint Zechariah the prophet, who prophesied that the people would return from exile into the promised land and bore to it a message about a king of peace, which Christ the Lord wonderfully fulfilled by his triumphant entry into the Holy City Jerusalem.
Likewise the commemoration of Saint Onesiphorus, who often refreshed blessed Paul the Apostle at Ephesus and who was not ashamed of his chains, but having been conveyed to Rome solicitously sought and found him.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.
[To learn about praying this and other Martyrology entries, see this page.]