Daybreak for December 7, 2023

  • Thursday of the First Week of Advent
  • Memorial of St. Ambrose, 337-397; he was an otherworldly man involved in the great issues of his day; in his disputes with the Emperor Auxentius, he coined the principle: “The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church”; Ambrose was largely responsible for the conversion of St. Augustine
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 12/7/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 7:21, 24-27