4 Sept: St. Moses, Old Testament lawgiver and prophet

Today is the feast of St. Moses, lawgiver and prophet in the Old Testament.

Many people do not realize that may Old Testament figures are considered by Holy Mother Church to be saints. Many of them are listed in editions of the Roman Martyrology, both pre-Conciliar and post.

Here is today’s entry for Moses.

1. Commemoratio sancti Moysis, prophetae, quem Deus elegit, ut populum in Aegypto oppressum liberaret et in terram promissionis adduceret; cui etiam in monte Sina sese revelavit dicens: “Ego sum qui sum”, atque legem proposuit, quae vitam populi electi regeret.  Ille servus Dei in monte Nebo terrae Moab coram terra promissionis plenus dierum obiit.

Anyone want to take a crack at What The Martyrology Really Says?

Also, a question/request to readers:

Have any of you ever seen a stained-glass window of Moses at the cleft in the rock in Exodus 33?

I would like a good photo.

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  1. Fr. Kelly says:

    The commemoration of St. Moses, prophet whom God chose to free the people oppressed in Egypt and to lead them out into the land of promise; to whom also He revealed Himself saying, “I Am Who Am.” , And He gave the law which governed the life of those people. That servant of God died in the fullness of days on Mt. Nebo before the promised land in the land of Moab.

  2. TheCavalierHatherly says:

    Wrong cleft, wrong rock, wrong chapter of Exodus. Ack!

    I apologize for my lack of reading comprehension.

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