Daybreak for August 16, 2023

  • Wednesday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Stephen of Hungary, 975-1038; born a pagan, baptized at 10; when he became chief of the Magyars, he adopted a policy of Christianization for both political and religious reasons; he established a system of tithes to support churches and pastors and to relieve the poor; he abolished pagan customs, and was easily accessible to all, especially the poor; his son Emeric died in 1031; he and his son were canonized in 1083
  • Office of Reading and Morning Prayer for 8/16/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20