From a reader:
While reading the martyrology yesterday, I saw that today (6/14) has the prophet Elisha listed. I remembered your posts reminding your readers that the Church commemorates old testament figures and that "if there were no other saint in the liturgical calendar taking precedence, we are told that we indeed could take a saint from the Martyrology." (post of May 9, 2009)
Because there’s no solemnity/feast/memorial today in the general Roman calendar, I thought about praying the Liturgy of the Hours for the optional memorial for Elisha. How would I do that? Which common would I use, the common of "holy men"?
If you don’t know how this would be done with the OF LOTH, would you know how it would be done for the EF Divine Office?
Hmmm… I don’t know!
I suppose the common of Holy Men would be right, in the case of an OT figure.