Introit of Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria

1 Corinthians 2:4; Ps. 110:1

My speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the showing of spirit and power. Ps. I will praise Thee, O Lord with my whole heart, in the council of the just, and in the congregation. Glory be to the Father.


1 Corinthians 2

Verse 4. In the shewing of the spirit and power, &c. The gifts of the Holy Ghost bestowed on those that believed, and the miracles which God wrought by his apostles, were the means God made use of to convert the world, which were of much greater force than human eloquence. Wi.

Psalm 110

Verse 1. Alleluia. This psalm consists of praise, and is alphabetical, (Bert.) the sixteen first letters being found at the head of each hemistic, to v. 8; and in the 9th and 10th, we find the six last Heb. letters, which is also the case in the following psalm. H. — In some Latin copies, we also find the same title in both, as they may relate to the captives. C. — The Church thanks God for the institution of the Eucharist, &c. S. Aug. Euseb. — Praise. Lit. “confess to.” H. — Congregation. Where there are few or many together, (C.) in private for my own sake, and in public for edification. W.

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