Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle

“Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord.” (Ephesians 2:21)

Saint Jerome offers the following insight on these verses from today’s First Reading:

“It is maintained by some that the whole edifice built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets comprises not only human souls but also angelic powers, so that all equally will become the abode of God. They argue that it would be absurd if angels and all the blessed forces who serve God in heaven would have no part in this blessedness. For in this is a building, put together harmoniously, that is growing into a holy temple of God to be an abode of God in the Spirit.” (Epistle to the Ephesians, 1)

Grant, almighty God,
that we may glory in the
Feast of the blessed Apostle Thomas,
so that
we may always be sustained by his intercession
and, believing, may have life
in the name of Jesus Christ your Son,
whom Thomas acknowledged as the Lord.
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Glory to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen