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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Friday, 2011-11-18:

  • Dedication of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Optional Memorial) 2011:


    Acts 28:11-16, 30-31

    11After three months we set sail in a ship which had wintered in the island, a ship of Alexandria, with the Twin Brothers as figurehead. 12Putting in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days. 13And from there we made a circuit and arrived at Rhe'gium; and after one day a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Pute'oli. 14There we found brethren, and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so we came to Rome. 15And the brethren there, when they heard of us, came as far as the Forum of Ap'pius and Three Taverns to meet us. On seeing them Paul thanked God and took courage. 16And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him. 30And he lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, 31preaching the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ quite openly and unhindered.


    Psalms 98:1-6

    1O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory. 2The LORD has made known his victory, he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. 3He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. 4Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! 5Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! 6With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD!


    Matthew 14:22-33

    22Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. 25And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. 27But immediately he spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I; have no fear." 28And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water." 29He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; 30but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?" 32And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."


    Ordinary Time.


    1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59

    Judas and his brothers said,
    “Now that our enemies have been crushed,
    let us go up to purify the sanctuary and rededicate it.”
    So the whole army assembled, and went up to Mount Zion.

    Early in the morning on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month,
    that is, the month of Chislev,
    in the year one hundred and forty-eight,
    they arose and offered sacrifice according to the law
    on the new altar of burnt offerings that they had made.
    On the anniversary of the day on which the Gentiles had defiled it,
    on that very day it was reconsecrated
    with songs, harps, flutes, and cymbals.
    All the people prostrated themselves and adored and praised Heaven,
    who had given them success.

    For eight days they celebrated the dedication of the altar
    and joyfully offered burnt offerings and sacrifices
    of deliverance and praise.
    They ornamented the facade of the temple with gold crowns and shields;
    they repaired the gates and the priests’ chambers
    and furnished them with doors.
    There was great joy among the people
    now that the disgrace of the Gentiles was removed.
    Then Judas and his brothers and the entire congregation of Israel
    decreed that the days of the dedication of the altar
    should be observed with joy and gladness
    on the anniversary every year for eight days,
    from the twenty-fifth day of the month Chislev.


    1 Chr 29:10bcd, 11abc, 11d-12a, 12bcd

    R. (13b) We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
    “Blessed may you be, O LORD,
    God of Israel our father,
    from eternity to eternity.”
    R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
    “Yours, O LORD, are grandeur and power,
    majesty, splendor, and glory.
    For all in heaven and on earth is yours.”
    R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
    “Yours, O LORD, is the sovereignty;
    you are exalted as head over all.
    Riches and honor are from you.”
    R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
    “You have dominion over all,
    In your hand are power and might;
    it is yours to give grandeur and strength to all.”
    R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.


    Lk 19:45-48

    Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out
    those who were selling things, saying to them,
    "It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer,
    but you have made it a den of thieves.
    And every day he was teaching in the temple area.
    The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile,
    were seeking to put him to death,
    but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose
    because all the people were hanging on his words.

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