The Feast of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist, the son of Zebedee, who along with his brother Jacob and Peter was witness to the transfiguration, as well as the Lord’s passion, and who there by the cross received from him Mary as mother. In his Gospel and other writings he shows himself to be a theologian, who, worthy of contemplating the glory of the Word incarnate, announced what he saw.
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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