Daybreak for December 29, 2023

  • Fifth Day of Christmas
  • Optional Memorial of St. Thomas Becket, 1118-1170; as a friend of King Henry II of England, he became chancellor of England, and then archbishop of Canterbury; Henry and Thomas immediately disagreed on the rights of the Church; Henry eventually cried out, “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?”; two of Henry’s knights killed Thomas in Canterbury Cathedral
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 12/29/23
  • Gospel: Luke 2:22-35
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