Passover themes dominate the Scriptures this evening; freedom through the immense power of God. That power, like our own, is to be exercised in service. St. John’s Gospel does not have an “Institution Narrative” of the Last Supper; rather, Christ’s presence is attested by the One Who serves.
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George, Patron Saint of England. There is evidence from the 4th century that St. George was venerated in Lydda in Palestine where a church was built in his honour.
Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1578-1622). Born there in Germany, he became a Capuchin, leading a hard life of penance, vigils and prayer. An indefatigable preacher, he was ordered to preach to the Swiss where he was pursued by heretics and eventually suffered martyrdom. Picture: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen with St. Joseph of Leonessa (Tiepolo, 1752-1758).
Mark. Cousin of St. Barnabas, and writer of the first Gospel. He accompanied St. Paul on his first missionary journey and followed him to Rome. A disciple of St. Peter, whose teaching he reproduces in his Gospel. Said to have founded the Church of Alexandria. Picture: Icon of Saint Mark the Evangelist, 1657