The commemoration of Saint Abraham, the patriarch and father of all believers, who, when the Lord called him, left the city of Ur of the Chaldeans, his homeland, and wandered through the land promised by God to him and to his seed. He showed his complete faith in God again when, hoping against hope, he did not refuse to offer in sacrifice his only begotten son Isaac, given to him by God in his old age from a sterile wife.
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.
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