Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Saviour
Today is the Feast of the Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Saviour (St John Lateran, the Mother Church of Catholicism, the Pope's Cathedral), with a Commemoration of St Theodore, M. It is also, in the NO Carmelite Calendar the Feast of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, beatified 1984.
The Collect of the Feast of the Dedication from the Roman Breviary:
O God, who yearly bringest us again unto the day of consecration of this thy holy temple, who dost likewise continually suffer us to draw near in safety unto thy holy mysteries : mercifully hear the prayers of us thy servants ; and grant that whosoever entereth this house to ask thy blessing may rejoice in the obtaining of all that he desireth. Through.
The Proper Lessons can be found here
An article on the Church from Wikipedia.
Ant: He that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Líbanus.
Let us pray.
O God, who hast set about us the protection of the glorious confession of thy blessed Martyr Theodore : grant that we may ever profit by the following of his ensample ; and be sustained by the succour of his intercession. Through.
On Blessed Elizabeth:
From Catholic Forum.
From Our Garden of Carmel.