Wednesday
FEAST OF JOHN CASSIAN, ABBOT

Daily Bread

From Today's Office
O LORD, our LORD, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
Psalm 8:1
Meditation
A supplication is a plea or petition made on account of present and past sin by someone who is moved by contrition to seek pardon. In prayers we offer or promise something to God. Looking with purest gaze at the rewards promised to the saints, our spirit is moved by measureless joy to pour out wordless thanksgiving to God. —John Cassian
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist

Lord, in your abbot Cassian you give an example of the gospel lived to perfection. Help us to follow him by keeping before us the things of heaven amid all the changes of this world. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Cloister Reading
Isaiah 41:17–20 — 1 John 2:1–6 — John 12:20–26