Daybreak for April 18, 2024

  • Thursday of the Third Week of Easter
  • Saint of the Day: St. Appolonius the Apologist; Roman senator who was denounced as a Christian by one of his slaves; the Praetorian Prefect, Sextus Tigidius Perennis, arrested him, also putting the slave to death as an informer; Perennis and Appolonius debated, and despite Appolonius’ eloquent defense, he was condemned and beheaded in 185 A.D.
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 4/18/24
  • Gospel: John 6:44-51