Daybreak for April 19, 2024

  • Friday of the Third Week of Easter
  • Saint of the Day: St. Alphege of Canterbury, 954-1012; became abbot of the Bath monastery, and was then consecrated bishop of Winchester, and eventually elevated to the see of Canterbury; during a Danish invasion of Canterbury, Alphege offered himself, and was consigned to a dungeon; an epidemic frightened the Danes into releasing him; Alphege healed many victims of the epidemic, but the Danes still stoned and axed him to death in Greenwich
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 4/19/24
  • Gospel: John 6:52-59