ST. JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE VIRGIN MARY
Synaxarion for Memorials without a Proper Office
Saint Joseph was the spouse of the Virgin Mary and foster
father of Jesus Christ our Lord. He was of the line of David and worked
as a carpenter at Nazareth. God chose him for the greatest mission ever
conferred upon a man. His humility, his sanctity and his confidence in
God were remarkable. Devotion to Saint Joseph had its origins in
the West. The whole Church now venerates him; the Maronite Church also
commemorates him on the Fifth Sunday of Announcement as it prepares for
the Birth of our Lord.
May God guard us by his prayers. Amen.