Gospel 11-18-23. Luke 19:1-10. Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss Peter and Paul.
And entering in, he walked through Jericho.
Et ingressus perambulabat Jericho.
2 And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who was the chief of the publicans, and he was rich.
Et ecce vir nomine Zachaeus : et hic princeps erat publicanorum, et ipse dives :
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was, and he could not for the crowd, because he was low of stature.
et quaerebat videre Jesum, quis esset : et non poterat prae turba, quia statura pusillus erat.
4 And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he might see him; for he was to pass that way.
Et praecurrens ascendit in arborem sycomorum ut videret eum : quia inde erat transiturus.
5 And when Jesus was come to the place, looking up, he saw him, and said to him: Zacheus, make haste and come down; for this day I must abide in thy house.
Et cum venisset ad locum, suspiciens Jesus vidit illum, et dixit ad eum : Zachaee, festinans descende : quia hodie in domo tua oportet me manere.
6 And he made haste and came down; and received him with joy.
Et festinans descendit, et excepit illum gaudens.
7 And when all saw it, they murmured, saying, that he was gone to be a guest with a man that was a sinner.
Et cum viderent omnes, murmurabant, dicentes quod ad hominem peccatorem divertisset.
8 But Zacheus standing, said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wronged any man of any thing, I restore him fourfold.
Stans autem Zachaeus, dixit ad Dominum : Ecce dimidium bonorum meorum, Domine, do pauperibus : et si quid aliquem defraudavi, reddo quadruplum.
9 Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.
Ait Jesus ad eum : Quia hodie salus domui huic facta est : eo quod et ipse filius sit Abrahae.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Venit enim Filius hominis quaerere, et salvum facere quod perierat.
The two Basilicas, of St Peter on Vatical Hill and of St Paul without the Walls, on the Ostian Way, were erected by Constantine on the site of the martrydom of these Apostles. They were consecrated by St Sylvester on November 18 A.D. 325.