for the Feast of
Apostle and Evangelist
Iste est Ioannes qui supra pectus Domini in cena recubuit: beatus Apostolus, cui revelata sunt secreta celestia, et verba vitae in toto terrarum orbe diffudit.
This is John, who reclined on the Lord's breast at supper,
the blessed Apostle, to whom celestial secrets were revealed
and who spread the words of life through all the world.
Or: Sir 15: 5
In medio ecclesiae aperuit os eius, et implevit eum Dominus spiritu sapientiae et intellectus, stolam gloriae induit eum.
In the midst of the Church he opened his mouth,
and the Lord filled him
with the spirit of wisdom and understanding
and clothed him in a robe of glory.