Daybreak for September 22, 2022

  • Thursday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Saint of the Day: St. Phocas the Gardener; Third and Fourth Century gardener in Sinope, now in Turkey; shared with the poor, and offered lodging to travelers; when pagan Roman authorities found out he was a Christian, they sent soldiers to capture him; they stopped–unknowingly–at his house for the night; in the morning, when Phocas revealed his identity, they were reluctant, but ultimately killed him
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 9/22/22
  • Gospel: Luke 9:7-9