Hagiography of St. Bartholomew, Apostle
~Born at Cana.
~Brought to Jesus, by St. Philip
~Preached the Gospel in India
~Rewarded with the crown of Martyrdom in Armenia.
~Some say he was beheaded, others flayed alive and crucified upside down.
~The latter is the reason he is often represented as flayed and holding his own skin.
~In my Parish, his medallion aboce one the the twelve pillars, shows a knife, to connote the flaying.
~Many Scholars refer to him as Nathaniel
Prayer for the Feast Day:
sustain within us the faith
which made Saint bartholomew every loyal to Christ.
Let Your Church be the sign of Salvation
for all the nations of the world.
We ask this...
Hymns for Today:
The Eternal Gifts of Christ [Text: St. Ambrose; Tune: "Deo Gratias" (English Melody, 15th cent)]
Apostles of Our Ancient Faith [Text: Dominican Friars of Toronto; Tune: "Auctoritate Saeculi"]
Humbly I Adore Thee, Verity Unseen [Text: G. W Briggs; Tune:"Rosedale," L. Sowerby]
Now Let the Heavens Resound With Praise [ Text: "Exultet Caelum Laudibus" (10th cent. Tr. P. Scagnelli; Tune: "Rex Gloriose Martyrum" (Catholische Geistliche Gesange, Andernach, 1608)
Mass of the Holy Spirit [D C Isele (Kyrie, Gloria, Alleluia, Sanctus/Benedictus, Post Consecration, Great Amen, Agnus Dei)]
Responsorial Psalm and Alleluia Verse are unavailable to ME at this time.