Readings of the Day
Lateran Basilica in Rome
The anniversary of the dedication of the Lateran Basilica has been observed on this day since the 12th century. This is the cathedral church of the Bishop of Rome and as such is considered the mother church of Christendom. The principle title of the church is "Christ the Savior" and the co-title is that of Saint John the Baptist, and Saint John the Evangelist.
But I through the greatness of your love
have access to your house.
I bow down before your holy temple,
filled with awe.
The Lord is in his holy temple,
the Lord, whose throne is in heaven.
His eyes look down on the world;
his gaze tests mortal men.
I thank you, Lord, with all my heart,
you have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I will bless you.
I will adore before your holy temple.