Daybreak for May 27, 2023

  • Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter
  • Optional Memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury; set out in 596 to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England; founded the see of Canterbury, and followed the missionary principles suggested by Pope Gregory–purify rather than destroy pagan temples, let pagan festivals be transformed into Christian feasts, and retain local customs as far as possible; the full fruit of Augustine’s work came some years after his death in 605; he is the “Apostle of England”
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 5/27/23
  • Gospel: John 21:20-25