Daybreak for August 13, 2021

  • Friday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of Saints Pontian and Hippolytus; Pontian was the pope, and was arrested during a persecution in the Third Century; Hippolytus had broken from communion with the Church, and was the first anti-pope; both were arrested, separately, and sentenced to slavery in the salt mines of Sardinia; in captivity, they reconciled, and died of torture and deprivation
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/13/21
  • Gospel: Matthew 19:3-12