Daybreak for November 22, 2023

  • Wednesday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr; legend has it that Cecilia was a young Third Century Christian of high rank betrothed to a Roman named Valerian; Valerian converted, and was martyred, along with his brother; the legend of Cecilia’s death is that she was struck three times on the neck with a sword, and lived for three days, asking the pope to convert her home into a church; she is depicted in artwork with a viola or a small organ; patroness of musicians
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 11/22/23
  • Gospel: Luke 19:11-28