Jul 29, About Today for St. Martha, Hw

St. Lazarus with St. Mary Magdalene and St. Martha of Bethany. Seville Cathedral. Andalusia, Spain by CarlosVdeHabsburgo, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

July 29

Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus

Memorial

“Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?'” (Jn 11:40).[1]

“In the household of Bethany the Lord Jesus experienced the family spirit and friendship of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, and for this reason the Gospel of John states that he loved them. Martha generously offered him hospitality, Mary listened attentively to his words and Lazarus promptly emerged from the tomb at the command of the One who humiliated death.

The traditional uncertainty of the Latin Church about the identity of Mary – the Magdalene to whom Christ appeared after his resurrection, the sister of Martha, the sinner whose sins the Lord had forgiven – which resulted in the inclusion of Martha alone on 29 July in the Roman Calendar, has been resolved in recent studies and times, as attested by the current Roman Martyrology, which also commemorates Mary and Lazarus on that day. Moreover, in some particular calendars the three siblings are already celebrated together.”[2]

[1] Revised Standard Version s.v., “John, The Gospel According to.”
[2] From the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 26 January 2021, Decree on the Celebration of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus in the General Roman Calendar

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Jul 29, Invitatory for St. Martha, Hw

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Liturgy of the Hours for July 29