Daybreak for June 14, 2024

  • Friday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Saint of the Day: St. Joseph the Hymnographer, 810-886; the most prolific of the Greek hymn writers; a native of Sicily, he was forced to journey to Thessalonica in 830 because of an invasion by the Arabs; he went to Constantinople, and attempted to travel to Rome, but was captured by pirates; escaping, he founded a monastery in Constantinople; for his defense of the icons, he was sent into exile; Joseph is credited with the composition of about 1,000 canons
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 6/14/24
  • Gospel: Matthew 5:27-32